Helpful Hints: Female Patient Urinary Catheter Insertion - page 2

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Helpful Hints: Female Patient Urinary Catheter Insertion With some female patients, insertion of a urinary catheter can be difficult. The level of difficulty can be increased due to variations in anatomy, or swelling related... Read More


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    I have not ever catheterized another person, but did self cath for over 17 years. Never though to leave the incorrectly placed catheter in until correctly placed. Great idea. Always had to cath in the bathroom, never thought to cath laying down, I was taught to self-cath in a sitting position. In the beginning, a mirror was a very necessary item in my kit.
    Thank God for Medtonic's Interstim device for neurogenic bladders - no longer cathing! Thanks everyone for your input.
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    Hi.


    i know this is a really old thread but I need to contact hellllo nurse who started this thread.

    Its to do with an old post they made a few years ago and it could really help me.


    is there any way I can get in contact with them please?

    thank you
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    Thanks for these hints! I had such a hard time last week with an older lady... she had a broken hip so it made moving her to an easier position for me difficult. She thought it was hilarious I had a hard time finding her urinary meatus and didn't realize there was more than one "hole", LOL... good thing she was such a good sport!
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    Quote from HayleyFranklin
    Hi.


    i know this is a really old thread but I need to contact hellllo nurse who started this thread.

    Its to do with an old post they made a few years ago and it could really help me.


    is there any way I can get in contact with them please?

    thank you
    Once you have enough posts (15 or 20, I think), you can send her a personal message. She's still active on the site, I believe.

    Also, you may want to change your screen name from your real name, if that's your real name. Anonymity is highly valued on AN.
    Hayz22 likes this.
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    Thank you so much. I will do.
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    Quote from RunBabyRun
    Once you have enough posts (15 or 20, I think), you can send her a personal message. She's still active on the site, I believe.

    Also, you may want to change your screen name from your real name, if that's your real name. Anonymity is highly valued on AN.
    Hmm, her last post was in 2007 so I'm guessing she's no longer active on this site. I can still try sending a message?
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    Quote from Hayz22
    Hmm, her last post was in 2007 so I'm guessing she's no longer active on this site. I can still try sending a message?
    You can once you have enough posts. She may receive email notification.
    Hayz22 likes this.
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    Quote from RunBabyRun
    You can once you have enough posts. She may receive email notification.
    thank you for your help Unforunatly I'm not a nurse and have looked around the threads on the forum and can't find anything that I can fit in and comment on. Any ideas please?

    Don't want to go around posting rubbish and irritating the mods hehe
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    I went to PM her and I think she has it disabled. If anyone knows of an email address or anything I could contact her with I would be gratefull. Thank you
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    There's a much better idea than leaving a misplaced cath in the vagina. Since I learned this a hundred years ago I never, ever did a vaginal intubation again.

    When you do your prep with the cotton balls and Betadine (povidone), tuck the last one into the introitus (the entrance to the vagina)-- not deep, but just enough to stay in place. Now if your cath attempt slides south, all it runs into is sterile prep materials, and you can re-aim without having to juggle another catheter. Remember to remove the cotton ball as you clean up after the catheter is secure.
    Tina, RN, sassynerd, and rhondaa83 like this.


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