Catheterization of the Urethra in Girls

OVERVIEW Urethral catheterization permits direct drainage of the urinary bladder and is often performed in pediatric practice. INDICATIONS Diagnostic indications include collection of a sterile urine specimen for culture and urinalysis (especially in a young child who cannot void on command but from whom it is important to obtain a urine sample), the performance of […]

Managing Procedural Anxiety in Children

The following text summarizes information provided in the video. Overview When children need medical care, the situation can be stressful for both the parent and the child. Pain, fear, and unfamiliar surroundings can lead to a high level of anxiety, which may make accurate assessment and treatment challenging. When anxiety is alleviated, children are more […]