Catheter Glossary: (B)

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Benzalkonium chloride (BZK)

An antimicrobial solution used for cleansing the urethral opening prior to inserting an intermittent catheter. Does not stain skin or clothing.

Bladder

A collapsible balloon-like muscular organ that lies in the pelvis and functions to store and expel urine.

Bladder catheterization

A procedure in which a catheter is passed through the urethra or stoma into the bladder, usually for the purpose of draining urine.

Bladder control

The ability to control urination.

Bladder diary

A printed or electronic form to keep track of when one urinates or leaks urine.

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