Foley care with providone iodine

  1. 0 Will you use providone iodine to clean a long term Foley catheter daily? would very appreciate your discussion and/or opinions.
    Last edit by hnwxmo on Dec 8, '11
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  3. Visit  onyx77 profile page
    I have never seen nor heard of it being used as a daily thing for a long term foley. Have only used it with inserting one. Generally normal peri-care is used with careful attention.
  4. Visit  xtxrn profile page
    What does the policy and procedure manual at your facility say???

    And is the patient allergic to iodine?
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  5. Visit  Ashley, PICU RN profile page
    Daily cleansing with iodine swabs are the standard where I work- no matter how long the foley had been in. However I expect this to change soon, as it's no longer evidence based practice. Mild soap and water work just as well.
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  6. Visit  merlee profile page
    No, regular peri-care only.
  7. Visit  hnwxmo profile page
    Thank you for all of your responses. There is no standard in this clinic. when I taught my pt's family to do daily care only and one of the reach MD question me and other RN stated she used providone while she worked in the hospital.
  8. Visit  merlee profile page
    Hospital-based infection control is often different from home-based practice. Standard peri-care is what I have seen in homes for many years.
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  9. Visit  wooh profile page
    Keep in mind the betadine is VERY irritating to the skin/tissue in that area. You came after me daily with betadine, I'd be VERY unhappy with you.

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