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Cath/Colostomy Care

Cath Care

QuestionAnswer
The drainage bag for a catheter is placed where when the person is in bed The drainage bag is hung on the frame of the bed
Is it acceptable for the catheter drainage bag to be above the bladder No, the bag must always be below the bladder
If a catheter is not draining, what action should you take? Be sure that there aren't any kinks in the tubing
A person with an indwelling cath should have the tubing positioned where? Taped to the inner thigh
How is a condom catheter secured in place with elastic tape
Catheters are often used to treat incontinence (true or false) False
What type of drainage bag is used when an individual is out of bed? Leg bag
When should the catheter bag be emptied? At the end of the shilft, or when half full
A surgically created opening between the colon and the abdominal wall Colostomy
What type of stool will be produced when a person has an ileostomy? Liquid stools
When is a colostomy bag emptied When it is half full
Why is skin care important for a person with a colostomy or ileostomy The feces is irritating to the skin and can cause breakdown
How often is an ostomy pouch changed every 3-7 days
Created by: dkayes