What is the current, unemotional wisdom regarding the method of obtaining a
urine sample in children?
Specifically, when would "bagging" be OK? Is it EVER OK?
Do you really have to cath every child you suspect as having a UTI ???
case in point was a male child with fever that we bagged - mother was not
keen about a cath sample, and we were not going to start calling her names
over it. Our pediatrics person is livid that I didn't cath this child (age
about 10 months) despite the fact that we prepped the perineum.
I did make sure that a C&S was done despite the fact that the sample looked
Help me fight local dogma with reasonable facts/analysis. Don't get me
wrong, I do do my share of caths.
David B. Toth, MD mailto:[log in to unmask]
Dept. of Emergency Medicine
Div. of Hyperbaric Medicine
Lima Memorial Hospital, "Seek not every quality in one individual"
Lima, Ohio - Confucius
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