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Removal of the bladder catheter


Removal of the bladder catheter when the patient no longer requires it, it is obstructed or in the wrong position.

Objective:

To remove the bladder catheter avoiding possible complications.

Equipment:

– Vessel – Graduated container.

– Material: – Waste bag. – Soaker. – Non-sterile gauze. – Non sterile disposable gloves. – 1 Syringe of 10 cc. – Nursing records.

Procedure:

– Perform hand washing. – Prepare all the material.

– Preserve the patient’s privacy. – Explain the procedure to the patient. – Ask the patient and family to cooperate. – Put on gloves. – Place the patient in the supine position with the legs slightly apart when the patient is female. – Place the patient’s buttocks under the patient’s buttocks. – Clean with antiseptic solution the two-way line. – Extract the contents of the bladder catheter balloon with a syringe. – Hold the body of the catheter with gauze and gently remove it, place it in the waste bag. – Check that the volume of urine at each micturition after catheter removal is adequate. – Leave the patient in a comfortable position. – Collect the material. – Remove gloves. – Perform hand washing. – Record in nursing documentation: procedure, reason, date and time, incidents and patient response.

Observations:

There is indicative though inconclusive evidence of a benefit to the patient regarding removal of the bladder catheter at midnight

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