Barrier Towel- optional
Catheter Care for a Female (on manikin)
- Introduce self to the resident.
- Identify that hands should be washed.
- Explain procedure to the resident (manikin).
- Provide for resident's privacy by pulling privacy curtain.
- Raise side rail opposite working side of bed.
- Fill basin with comfortably warm water.
- Raise the bed between mid-thigh and waist level.
- Place bath blanket on resident/manikin, put on gloves, and turn resident side to side and place incontinence pad under resident/manikin. Expose only the perineum area.
- Check to see that the tubing is not kinked and the urine can freely flow into the drainage bag. (MUST verbalize while physically checking).
- Use soap and water to carefully wash, in a circular motion, around where the drainage tube exits the urethra.
- With one hand hold catheter near the urethra to prevent tugging on catheter.
- With the other hand clean at least 3-4 inches from the urethra down the drainage tube.
- Use a clean portion of the washcloth for each stroke.
- Rinse all areas using a clean portion of the washcloth for each stroke.
- Pat dry all areas with a clean towel.
- Always clean, rinse and pat dry in a direction away from the urethra.
- Do not allow the tube to be pulled at any time during the procedure.
- Replace top cover over resident and remove bath blanket and incontinence pad by turning side to side without friction.
- Dispose of linens in the linen hamper.
- Empty, rinse and dry basin and return to storage.
- Remove gloves turning inside out and dispose of gloves in the appropriate container.
- Open privacy curtain.
- Leave resident in a position of safety and comfort. (lower bed and side rails).
- Place call light or signaling device within reach of resident.
- Maintain respectful, courteous interpersonal interactions.
- Identify that hands should be washed
Skills key can be found on the D & S Video title page.