nurse: How many of you out there have had a patient begging/crying /screaming that they just HAVE to have a pan but they have a catheter in? From my expereince this ususally leads to the nurse with decreasing amounts of patience telling the patient that no they do not need a pan they have a catheter in. I have what I think may be a simple cure for this problem but cannot validate my intevention by research as I cannot find the problem even mentioned in literature let alone researched. As we all know if you can't literature search you can't research. I have taken to referring to this problem as "catheter related urgency". Can anyone help me? Oh! By the way the solution is to simply clamp the catheter for 1/2 an hour to an hour the bladder needs to reinflate to 50-100 mls and then the urgency feeling seems to subside. occasionally you need to repeat the clamping a second time if the feeling returns when you relase it but ususally once is enough!