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Republic of the Philippines

CAMARINES SUR POLYTECHNIC COLLEGES


COLLEGE OF HEALTH CARE TECHNOLOGY
Nabua, Camarines Sur
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FEMALE CATHETERIZATION
Definition:
Catheterization is the introduction of a catheter through the ureter into the urinary
bladder
Materials and Equipment:
1. Foley catheter/straight (fr. 16-18 for adults) (10-14 for children)
2. Sterile gloves
3. Sterile cotton balls with antiseptic solution
4. Water soluble lubricant
5. Syringe with sterile water (10 ml.)
6. Kidney basin
7. Flashlight
8. Specimen bottle (optional)
9. Disposable urine bag (optional for indwelling catheter)
10. Sterile forceps
11. Water proof pad
12. Plaster/adhesive tape
Purpose:
1. To prevent or relieve overdistention of the bladder owing to the inability to urinate
2. To empty the bladder as a measure preparatory to instillation, irrigation, or
operation or when obstetrical or post-operative condition contraindicate a
voluntary urination in the normal way
3. To secure urine free of other genital secretions when it is wanted for analysis or
culture
4. Sometimes, to prevent bedwetting if the patient is incontinent
Special Consideration:
1. Catheterization is only performed when absolutely necessary.
2. Strict sterile technique is used during catheterization.
3. Determine the most appropriate method of catheterization based on purpose and
criteria.
4. Assess the client's overall condition
5. Allow adequate time to perform catheterization however, the entire procedure
can require as little as 15 minutes
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Steps
Check the physician's order.
Gather all equipment.
Wash hands thoroughly.
Identify client and prepare
psychologically thru explanation of
procedure.

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Provide absolute privacy.


Place the patient in supine position
with flexed knees (dorsal
recumbent position) then drape.
Place waterproof pad under the
buttocks. Render external douche
Place kidney basin,
flashlight/penlight and specimen
bottle in a convenient position.
Open the tray and expose the
sterile catheter. If you are alone,
place or put a small lubricant in
strile gauze inside the tray. If with
companion, ask to apply lubricant
aseptically.
Put on sterile gloves, pick-up the
sterile catheter and lubricate at
least 1-2 inches from the tip
With one hand, hold the catheter,
with the other hand, open the labia
minora using the thumb and the
index finger.
Keep the labia apart and insert
catheter gently about 2 inches for
female; 9 inches for male. If there
is resistance, ask client to breath
deeply and rotate the catheter
gently until urine starts to flow.
Direct the open end of the catheter
to the kidney basin or specimen
bottle.
Hold the catheter steady during
outflow.
When there is no more urine
coming out, withdraw the catheter
gently, then place soiled catheter
into the kidney basin. If urine is for
examination, label the bottle.
If the catheter is to be kept in
dwelling, use disposable wine bag.
Inflate balloon with 10ml of sterile
water, anchor catheter to patient's
thigh with the use of
plaster/adhesive tape.
Send urine specimen to the
laboratory with a proper label.
Clean used articles that are
disposable and return to proper
place of storage.
Record time, date, amount of urine,
and patient's reaction.

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