Indwelling Catheter Insertion

Inserting an Indwelling Catheter to a Female
  • Check physician’s order.Inserting an Indwelling Catheter to a Female
  • Check client’s identaband and if able have client state name.
  • Explain procedure to client.
  • Provide privacy.
  • Gather equipment.
  • Assist client to position, knees up and out.
    • *Be careful to not contaminate sterile field
  • Cleanse client’s perineum of antiseptic solution.
  • Remove drapes.
  • Reposition client for comfort; put bed in low position.
  • Remove and discard disposable supplies in appropriate container.
  • Wash hand.
  • Document procedure, measure and record urine output on I&O bedside record.
Inserting an Indwelling Catheter to a Male
  • Check physician’s order.
  • Check client’s identaband and if able have client state name.
  • Explain procedure to client.Inserting an Indwelling Catheter to a Male
  • Provide privacy.
  • Gather equipment.
  • Prepare client by placing client in supine position with knees slightly apart.
  • Fan fold top linen down to lower extremities exposing only perineal area.
  • Prepare equipment in the same manner as demonstrated for female catheterization.
  • Tape catheter to abdomen with 1 inch tape.
  • Attach drainage bag to bed frame, not side rails.
  • Cleanse client’s perineum of antiseptic solution.
  • Remove drapes.
  • Reposition client for comfort; put bed in low position with side rails up.
  • Remove all equipment, including gloves & discard trash in the appropriate container.
  • Wash hand.
  • Document procedure.
  • Measure and record urine output on I&O bedside record.

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