continuous bladder irrigation


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continuous bladder irrigation

Abbreviation: CBI
A constant flow of normal saline (or other bladder irrigant) through a three-way urinary catheter to keep the catheter patent. It is typically used postoperatively following a transurethral resection of the prostate gland.

Patient care

During CBI the volume of fluid infused and the volume returned is monitored and recorded.

See also: irrigation
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After the procedure, continuous bladder irrigation (CBI) was used until urine output was clear or pink and then discontinued.

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