GCCTC Health Occupations Practice Catheter Care

Amanda Riley, Contributor

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  • The first step in preforming catheter care, is gathering all the supplies needed for the task before starting.

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  • Before inserting the tube, we must first clean the area and apply lube for easier insertion.

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  • To ensure the tube will stay in properly, we must test it first by filling the balloon with water.

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  • After making sure the balloon is hole-free, we can begin care.

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  • After checking that the balloon is ready, we must take the water out of the tube before inserting.

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  • We use the syringe to drain the water out of the balloon.

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  • After lubricating, we insert the catheter very slowly and as comfortably as possible.

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  • Once the catheter is in place, we connect it to the leg, to prevent being tore out accidentally.

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  • If the patient needs a urine sample, but uses a catheter, the tube will be clamped away from the urine bag, and by using a syringe drawn out.

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  • This care can be very overwhelming for the patient, so as a health professional, we try to keep them calm.

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