Podcast #193: The Quick Wee - The Emergency Medical Minute

Podcast #193: The Quick Wee

Author: JP Brewer M.D.

Educational Pearls:

  • The “Quick Wee” was a method to get urine out of infants who need to have a UA in the Emergency Department.
  • A randomized-controlled experiment was done with 350 infants between the ages of 1 to 12 months.
  • The “Quick Wee” method is taking a sterile saline gauze with cool saline and rubbing it over the suprapubic abdomen for five minutes. The results were significant, with 31% in the treatment group voided after five minutes, 12% in the control group voided after five minutes.

References:  http://www.bmj.com/content/357/bmj.j1341

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