I am curious if any facilities have policies on attempting to bladder train by clamping a Foley cather before removing it and if it seems to help. We do not and we frequently have to reinsert indwelling Foleys or do in and out caths because patients cant pee on their own and removal of a Foley.
Dec 17, '10
I'll get an order for bladder training if I have a patient that had a foley for a long time. When I say a long time, I'm generally speaking >2 weeks. I would certainly want this done for me if I were in this situation, and I provide this as a courtesy because it's no fun having to being straight cath'd due to inability to void. Clamping off the foley (bladder training) allows the detrusor muscle of the bladder regain muscle tone.
Last edit by RedhairedNurse on Dec 17, '10