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What is a closed drainage system?
It's a system of tubing and other apparetus attached to body to remove fluid from an airtight circuit that prevents environmental contaminants from entering.
Describe a condom catheter
A device placed over the penis and attached to a tube that leads to a urine collection bag.
What is urinary catheterization?
The process of introducing a sterile catheter through the urethra into the bladder in order to remove urine.
What may a straight catheter be used for?
Obtaining a sterile urine speciman, to measure residual urine, to relieve urine retention.
What may an indwelling catheter be used for?
Provide continuous drainage of urine, monitor urine output, preoperative preparation, controlling incontinence.
Sterile gloves, sterile drapes, cotton balls, betadine solution, forceps, water-soluble lubricant, sterile specimen container, disposable urinary catheter and drainage bag are all part of what?
A catheterization kit
Why must sterile gloves be worn during a sterile procedure?
Because hands cannot be rendered sterile.
What position do you want a female patient in when inserting a urinary catheterization?
How often must you perform perineal care for a patient with an indwelling urinary catheter?
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