A New Technique in Independent Intermittent Catheterization: The Mitrofanoff Catheterizable Channel

Authors

  • Melinda J. Kurtz BSN, RN, CRRN,

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    • All three authors are affiliated with Children's Hospital and Medical Center in Seattle: Melinda Kurtz is a urology nurse clinician, D. Kiko Van Zandt is a rehabilitation nurse clinician, and Lyn Sapp is a rehabilitation nurse clinician.

  • D. Kiko Van Zandt BSN, RN, CRRN,

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    • All three authors are affiliated with Children's Hospital and Medical Center in Seattle: Melinda Kurtz is a urology nurse clinician, D. Kiko Van Zandt is a rehabilitation nurse clinician, and Lyn Sapp is a rehabilitation nurse clinician.

  • Lyn R. Sapp BSN, RN, CRRN

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    • All three authors are affiliated with Children's Hospital and Medical Center in Seattle: Melinda Kurtz is a urology nurse clinician, D. Kiko Van Zandt is a rehabilitation nurse clinician, and Lyn Sapp is a rehabilitation nurse clinician.


Urology Clinic P7, Children's Hospital and Medical Center, 4800 Sandpoint Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105.

Abstract

The Mitrofanoff continent catheterizable channel is a surgical option that gives rehabilitation patients who have difficulty gaining access to their urethras for clean intermittent catheterization more independence in selfcare. This article presents a historical review, pre- and postoperative nursing assessment, nursing care, and a case study.

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