When is a suprapubic catheter used?
For what types of situations?
How many lumens does the suprapubic catheter have and what is each lumen used for?
For long-term continuous drainage.
When injury, prostatic obstruction, or gynecolgic or abdominal surgery has compromised the flow of urine.
3 lumens: 1 for drainage, 1 for inflating the balloon, and 1 for instilling medication.