Helpful Hints: Female Patient Urinary Catheter Insertion - page 2

Additionally, when a woman is supine for the catheter insertion procedure, it can cause the urinary meatus sink down, just inside the vaginal opening, resulting in the clinician being unable to... Read More

  1. by   RunBabyRN
    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.
  2. by   Hayz22
    Thank you so much. I will do.
  3. by   Hayz22
    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    Hmm, her last post was in 2007 so I'm guessing she's no longer active on this site.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?
  4. by   RunBabyRN
    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    Hmm, her last post was in 2007 so I'm guessing she's no longer active on this site.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.
  5. by   Hayz22
    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
  6. by   Hayz22
    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
  7. by   nurseprnRN
    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.
  8. by   rhondaa83
    Excellent advice GrnTea..
  9. by   resumecpr
    For larger patients, I put the bed in trendelemburg and always drop the siderail so I can better position myself. Sometimes I ever have another nurse or two hold her legs up and apart. Haven't missed one in a few years.... (and I'm talking 400-500 pound patients)
  10. by   #NurseB
    Great tips! I have such a hard time with female foleys. I really want to be able to do them on my own without having to ask another nurse for help.
  11. by   annie.rn
    Quote from #NurseB
    Great tips! I have such a hard time with female foleys. I really want to be able to do them on my own without having to ask another nurse for help.
    Don't be too hard on yourself. With some patients it is almost impossible not to have a second set of hands.
  12. by   RainMom
    Quote from GrnTea
    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.
    Our kits have swabs rather than cotton balls, but I started doing the same thing a while back, leaving the last one to block vaginal entrance. I have never missed when using this method, even on very large, zero visualization ladies.
  13. by   Nurse 1 Smiley
    Great tips; thank you so much!

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