Urinary Catheter Insertion: True or False?
-After washing the perineal area w/ soap and water, place a sterile drape between the patients legs, TOUCHING CORNERS ONLY!
-Don sterile gloves and organize supplies on sterile field. Apply sterile drape, males only!
-Open pack containing antiseptic cleansing solution, and pour contents over sterile cotton balls being sure not to pour solution in receptacle that is to receive urine/iodine swabs.
-Remove plastic cover over catheter tubing and attach syringe to the inflation port. Open sterile lubricant and lubricate catheter using surgical lube.
-Maintaining sterile technique, bring supplies to bed and position between patients thighs.
-Using non-dominant hand, spread the labia to expose theurethral meatus or retract forskin on males, maintain this position throughout the procedure.