UroToday Introduces a State-of-the Art Online Portal on Intermittent Urinary Catheters, Encompassing Design, Techniques for Use, and Best Practices

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UroToday inaugurates their second of three comprehensive collaborations on the use of urinary catheters. The latest area, launching this week, is about intermittent catheterization (IC).

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This website is unique as it not only provides, for both professionals and patients, the nuts and bolts of intermittent catheterization, it also provides the current evidence-based research to guide best practices for IC use.”
- D. Newman, DNP, ANP-BC

UroToday is pleased to inaugurate their second of three comprehensive collaborations on the use of urinary catheters. The latest area, launching this week, is about intermittent catheterization (IC). This content-rich, web-based resource provides up-to-date, detailed, and accurate information on all facets of IC usage -- from information on types and designs, to complications, to infection-prevention strategies. This portal offers health care providers with exclusive, downloadable educational tools and viewable web lectures prepared by Diane K. Newman, DNP, ANP-BC, FAAN. Ms. Newman, who is co-director of the Penn Center for Continence and Pelvic Health, provides essential insights into the clinical application of intermittent catheterization in a four-part webinar that outlines definitions, techniques for usage, complications, and self-teaching tools for patients. Ms. Newman explained, “this website is unique as it not only provides, for both professionals and patients, the nuts and bolts of intermittent catheterization, it also provides the current evidence-based research to guide best practices for IC use.” The microsite will continue to expand by providing readers with the latest evidence-based, clinical information on IC techniques, procedures, and best practices.

Earlier in 2013, UroToday launched the first in a planned series of educational resource centers focused exclusively on indwelling urinary (Foley) catheters. “Since launching the indwelling catheter center, UroToday continues to provide not only the evidence-based research on the use of these devices, but updates practice issues for clinical use,” Newman further explained.

These first two centers are the cornerstones for what is the definitive, comprehensive, online resource devoted to all catheter types -- indwelling, intermittent, and external urinary catheters. In addition to specific clinical applications for each catheter type, nurses and other health care professionals can apprise themselves of upcoming, topical, urologic conferences and symposia -- as well as stay on top of the latest breaking developments presented at those meetings.

About UroToday

UroToday is an online medical resource that focuses on genitourinary cancers, as well as all other urologic health conditions impacting men and women. Based in Berkeley, California, the website was founded in 2003 by Gina Carithers, CEO and publisher of its parent company, Digital Science Press, Inc. With more than 250 new content items posted every week, UroToday.com is the world’s largest and most comprehensive online urology-oncology resource and is accessible, at no charge, to readers around the globe. Digital Science Press also publishes the UroToday International Journal (UIJ), a peer-review online journal that features articles on all urological topics and includes original research, review articles, and case studies.

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