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Catheter Care

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Step 1 Knock before entering the room. Identify and greet resident. Explain procedure. Wash your hands. Provide for privacy. Ask for consent.
Step 2 Fill bath basin 2/3 full of warm water. 105° - 109°F
Step 3 * Raise side rails. Raise bed to the best level for good body mechanics.
Step 4 Lower side rail nearest you, place resident in supine position, and drape resident. Fanfold linens to foot of bed.
Step 5 * Put on disposable gloves.
Step 6 Place bed protector on bed under buttocks.
Step 7 Expose perineal area. (may verbalize, perineal care tested separately)
Step 8 Separate the labia of the female or retract the foreskin (uncircumcised male) and check for any crusts, abnormal drainage, or secretions. (Must verbalize)
Step 9 * Gently wash around the opening of the urethra with soap and water.
Step 10a * Holding the catheter near the meatus, clean the catheter from the meatus down the catheter about 4 inches, using soap, water and a clean washcloth. Clean downward away from the meatus with one stroke.
Step 10b * Repeat as needed with a clean area on the washcloth each time. Rinse and pat dry. (Only wipe 1x and verbalize the entire step)
Step 11 Secure catheter properly. Coil and secure tubing to the bed.
Step 12 Remove the bed protector. (Double check the coil and security of the tubing.
Step 13 * Remove and discard the gloves.
Step 14 Cover resident and remove bath blanket. Place in dirty linen hamper.
Step 15 Make sure the resident is comfortable.
Step 16 * Raise side rail. Lower bed. Lower side rail. Attach signal light within resident’s reach. Empty, clean and store supplies.
Step 17 Wash hands and report & record observations.
Created by: na3