Catching Pee in the ED

Catching Pee in the ED

In this Heartbeat we go over two alternatives to cathing that infant in your ED.  If you had an infant who needed to be cathed, ever seen an infant cathed, or even heard a child cathed, you know it is less than fun. Here are two different, published methods that we attempted, back to back, on an infant…then we ended up doing the cath anyway!

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Dr. Julia Magaña, Assistant Professor of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at UC Davis.


Keyon Mitchell, UC Davis Medical School Graduate Class of 2018.


Hall-million S, Howard PK. Does Suprapubic Stimulation in Infants Facilitate Collection of a Clean Catch Urine Specimen? Adv Emerg Nurs J. 2017 Oct/Dec;39(4):236-239.

Kaufman J, Tosif S, Fitzpatrick P, Hopper SM, Bryant PA, Donath SM, Babi FE. Quick Wee: a novel non-invasive urine collection method. Emerg Med J. 2017 jan;34(1):63-64.

Kaufman J, Fitzpatrick P, Tosif S, Hopper SM, Donath SM, Vryant PA, Babe FE. Faster clean catch urine collection (Quick-Wee method) from infants: randomized controlled trial. BMJ 2017 Apr 7; 356:j1341.

Labrosse M, Levy A, Autmizguine J, Gravel J. Evaluation of a New Strategy for Clean-Catch Urine in Infants. Pediatrics. 2016 Sep;138(3). pie:e20160573.

Ray S, Forbes O. Quick-Wee is an effective technique for urine collection in infants. Arch Dis Child Edu Pract Ed. 2017 Oct 9.

Tran A, Fortier C, Giovanni-chami L, demnchy D, Caci H, Desmontilis J, Montaudie-Dumas I, Bensaid R, Haas H, Berard E. Evaluation of the Bladder Stimulation Technique to Collect Midstream Urine in Infants in a Pediatric Emergency Department. PLoS one. 2016 mar 31;11(3):e0152598.

Thank you to the UC Davis Department of Emergency Medicine for supporting this podcast and to Orlando Magaña at OM Audio Productions for audio production services.

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