Care recipient (cr) needs to use a catheter for a short while and needs to know how to insert and remove his catheter

Try: Assemble all equipment catheter lubricant drainage receptacle container wash hands thoroughly with soap and water and clean the penis and opening of the urethra lubricate the catheter hold the penis on the sides perpendicular to the body begin to gently insert and advance the catheter resistance is needed when reaching the level of the prostate try to relax by deep breathing and continue to advance the catheter once the urine flow starts continue to advance the catheter another 1 inch hold it in place until the urine flow stops and the bladder is empty remove the catheter in small steps to make sure the entire bladder empties wash the catheter with soap and water i f the catheter is disposable discard it right away if it is reusable rinse the catheter completely and dry the outside store the catheter in a clean dry secure location record the amount of urine obtained as instructed by health care provider

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Categories: Sage, Topic, Medical Physical, Gender, Male

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References: Urinary retention in adults diagnosis and initial management by selius ba subedi r am fam physician 2008;77 643-650

Keywords: Catheter urine bladder kidney urinary tract infection

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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