Trial of void

Information for medical and nursing staff to conduct a trial of void after insertion of an indwelling urinary catheter post-surgery or following an episode of urinary retention.

A trial of void is a test to see whether your bladder has returned to normal so your urinary catheter can be removed permanently.

Clinical resources

Community nursing toolkit (PDF, 829 KB) Hospital clinical guideline (PDF, 366 KB)

Patient information

Urethral catheter (PDF, 175 KB) Suprapubic catheter (PDF, 180 KB)

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