Condom catheters!! Getting them to stay on !!!

  1. How do you get these things to stay on? What do you think of the ubber band thing with a button on it and holes in it??
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  3. by   sunnygirl272
    which ones do you use normally? the ones that are supposed to stay on with just the skinprep shtuff, or the ones with the band of 2sided cushy tape?
  4. by   NS_RN
    Crazy glue??I dunno, but one of the LPN's I work with always tapes em to the pubes...the men are less apt to pull them off that way!LOL
    I don't find they work very well anyway, and half the time trying to find that ol penis is like hunting for a button on a fur coat.
  5. by   ageless
    ...button on a fur coat
  6. by   DIPLOMATICRN4HIRE
    clean area with antibacterial soap, alcohol area, skin prep, double sided tape(the foam one) slide the cath on. attach it to the tape. follow the tape and the exterior of the cath with your fingers giving it a seal against the tape, if area stays clean it should last 4 days , change the tape every 4 days because it can become irratated on the 5th day because the tape breaks down with the oils of the skin.
    Zoe
  7. by   duckie
    Good luck cause I agree, especially in LTC, sometimes finding that little varmit is the real problem!
  8. by   katscan
    LITTLE VARMIT???????

    To borrow a phrase: BWAAAA haa haaaa!!!
  9. by   kids
    a stapler is the first thing that came to mind

    sorry, looks like its going to be one of *those* days...
  10. by   portland_guy
    I am still just doing my pre-reqs, but somehow I find it hard to imagine not being able to find "that little varmit", aka the button. Please explain....at least on the anatomy that I am familiar with it is right there.
  11. by   sunnygirl272
    Originally posted by portland_guy
    I am still just doing my pre-reqs, but somehow I find it hard to imagine not being able to find "that little varmit", aka the button. Please explain....at least on the anatomy that I am familiar with it is right there.

    imagine yourself in many yrs after willie has retired from duty.....
  12. by   sunnygirl272
    have a pt that demanded for a long time that the aides rub bagbalm on his scrotum anduse black electrical tape to secure the condom cath...
  13. by   pickledpepperRN
    Wash, rinse, dry, and apply tincture of benzion to the skin.
    I just cringe when the adhesive sticks to hair.
  14. by   NurseDennie
    Condom caths - *sigh*

    Portland_guy - sometimes they "hide." (not the caths - the target) I actually took care of a 30-something post-op that needed to be cathed, and his completely withdrew up inside!!!! I think he had to have ALMOST conscious sedation in order for it not to do its little disappearing trick!

    Love

    Dennie

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