THE primary reasons for starting this web site was to provide help to those of us who must live our lives – for however long – while wearing an indwelling urinary catheter. when I first got mine I had all kinds of questions and found all kinds of conflicting advice all over the internet. I’m not only a fan of helping people, but I’m also a fan of data that is backed up by real science. There is a ton of misinformation out there on how to cure or prevent catheter associated urinary tract infections, for example, which are simply false. so another of my missions is to help separate the fact from the myth.
So I wanted to share this site I discovered this morning – https://catheterout.org. They are all about preventing any number of problems related to urinary catheterization, including catheter associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI). In fact, as I mentioned in my article Urinary Tract Infection and Catheter Care, the number one best way to prevent CAUTIs is to NOT insert a catheter in the first place.
Of course, for those of us for whom that particular ship has sailed, not getting one is not an option. So there are other steps that can be taken to avoid the UTI, as well as other problems once we already have the indwelling catheter. And no, drinking cranberry juice is not one of them. See? Another common myth! Cranberry juice has bee shown to be effective for some folks who are NOT catheterized though, just to make that clear.
Anyway, check out CatheterOut and be educated:).