Provides Catheter Care for Female
- Explains procedure, speaking clearly, slowly, and directly, maintaining face-to-face contact whenever possible
- Privacy is provided with a curtain, screen, or door
- Before washing checks water temperature for safety and comfort and asks client to verify comfort of water
- Puts on clean gloves before washing
- Places linen protector under perineal area before washing
- Exposes area surrounding catheter while avoiding overexposure of client
- Applies soap to wet washcloth
- While holding catheter at meatus without tugging, cleans at least four inches of catheter from meatus, moving in only one direction (i.e., away from meatus) using a clean area of the cloth for each stroke
- While holding catheter near meatus without tugging, rinses at least four inches of catheter from meatus, moving only in one direction, away from meatus, using a clean area of the cloth for each stroke
- While holding catheter near meatus without tugging, dries at least four inches of catheter moving away from meatus
- Empties, rinses, and dries basin
- After rinsing and drying basin, places basin in designated dirty supply area
- Disposes of used linen into soiled linen container and disposes of linen protector appropriately
- Avoids contact between candidate clothing and used linen
- After disposing of used linen and cleaning equipment, removes and disposes of gloves (without contaminating self) into waste container and washes hands
- Signaling device is within reach and bed is in low position
National Nurse Aid Assessment Program
Washington Nursing Assistant Candidate Handbook
Publisher: Pearson VUE
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