Can someone please assist me? I'm a new grad and in my orientation class are 2 of my friends that graduated with me. The foley insertion we were taught in school and clinical (as well as how I inserted as a STNA in a magnet facility) had us dip the end of the foley in sterile lubricant that we squeezed into the sterile catheter tray.
Yesterday 2 of my friends were assigned to the floor we will eventually be working on with a completely horrible instructor that really got in their face and and one of the things she was lecturing on was that the nursing literature now states that we should be instilling the sterile lubricant into the meatus? I've done numerous searches via PubMed, Google (using sites such as mayo clinic and NJM - NOT Wiki) and have found nothing of the sort except for 1 article from 2005 that indicated instilling lidocaine gel when introducing a Coude catheter into men with BPH that were a difficult insertion. I wouldn't consider 2005 to be "the latest literature" - not sure if she was just being a witch or if there is something I'm not finding. Have any of you heard of this, or can you tell me where else I can look?
both of these normally unflappable classmates of mine are ready to bail because of this instructor.