Background: Clean catch urine (CCU) collection in precontinent children is often time-consuming, with associated collection failure. We hypothesise that stimulating cutaneous reflexes hastens voiding for CCU.
Methods: 40 children aged 1-24 months in the ED. Standard CCU was augmented with gentle suprapubic cutaneous stimulation using saline-soaked gauze (Quick-Wee method).
Results: 12/40 (30%) children voided within 5 min for successful CCU. Parental and clinician satisfaction was high.
Conclusions: Quick-Wee appears to be a simple method to speed CCU in young children.
Keywords: paediatric emergency med; paediatrics; uro-genital.
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