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Catheter care

caring for a resident with a catheter

Define catheter. A tube used to drain or inject fluid through the body
Define straight urinary catheter. Drains the bladder and then is removed
Define indwelling urinary catheter. Left in bladder; constantly drains fluid into drainage bag
State two names for an indwelling catheter. Foley catheter Retention catheter
State 5 reasons for using a urinary catheter. 1. To keep bladder empty 2. Hourly measurement for critically ill patients 3. sterile urine samples 4. too weak or disabled to use toilet 5. last resort to halt urinary incontenance
The resident has a retention catheter. What 5 items about the catheter should be checked to provide for the residents comfort and saftey? 1. Tubing should have no kinks 2. Jointly secured without leaks 3. Enough slack to move 4. Below bladder 5. tape drainage tube to patient on thigh or abdomen.
Explain why the catheter is taped or banded to the resident. Prevents excess catheter movement and friction at insertion site
Explain why the collecting tubing is attatched to the bed linens with a rubber band and saftey pin. Prevent kinking and looping of tubing so that urine will flow freely
Describe the precautions that should be taken when working directly with urine and urinary catheters. Allows follow standard precautions
What type of care should also be given when giving the patient catheter care? Peri care
Explain what is meant by a "closed drainage system". A closed drainage system is constructed so no pathogens can enter the drainage bag and cause infection
State 3 rules pertaining to the location of a drainage bag.
Created by: MelissaSueAnn