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NU Ostomy, Urinary Drainage and Catheter Care 100%
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A(n) _______________ is required when patients experience urinary incontinence or cannot urinate in a normal manner
Daily care of a urinary catheter is important for all of the following reasons EXCEPT:
To avoid an ostomy bag
With an indwelling urinary catheter, a tiny ___________ with sterile saline solution at the end of the tube holds the catheter in place.
When providing care for a urinary catheter, it is important to check the urine for color or unusual changes, __________ and empty the bag regularly.
Measure the output
Whenever you provide any type of patient care, it is essential to knock and identify yourself before entering the resident's room, confirm the resident's identity by ______________________, and explain the procedure
Examining her identification bracelet
Urinary catheter tubing comes directly from inside the resident's bladder, so to prevent a bladder infection it is essential to use __________________ to avoid contamination of the end of the tubing and the collection bag.
Hand hygiene and careful technique
When performing catheter care, it is essential to avoid _______________ the catheter.
Pulling or tugging
Remember to observe the area around the catheter for sores, crusting, leakage or bleeding. Immediately report any unusual observations to ________________.
One of the last steps in catheter care before you leave the patient is to make sure the catheter tubing isn't kinked or pulling, secure it to the thigh, and check that the tubing is not left _____________ so that the urine can drain properly through the tube.
Under any part of the patient
A(n) ____________ is an opening through the skin of the abdomen into the intestine or bowel where stool is formed.
Some states require that only a licensed nurse change an ostomy bag because they are responsible for _________.
With a _____________ ostomy appliance, the pouch snaps onto a flange built into the adhesive border so that the pouch can be changed as needed without the need to change the skin barrier.
A comfortable position for a patient while caring for an ostomy appliance is usually _________ or partially to the side, with the head elevated.
The surface of the stoma is a _______________, and therefore should be pink or red and moist-looking.
Many stomas are ______________ in shape, and the stoma must be measured accurately, because if the opening is too large, intestinal contents will leak and irritate the skin.
Oval or irregular
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