How does one go about " clamping" a foley?

  1. I have not had to remove a foley catheter for the purpose of retraining a bladder in MANY years. Could someone review for me the clamping schedule? Does this often work? Is there a better system out there?
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   Nurse Ratched
    I'm moving this into the general nursing forum. Hoping for some good suggestions .
  4. by   nursedawn67
    I believe we clamp ours q2hours, we leave the clamp on for 20 minutes and then drain the foley bag.
  5. by   nurseygrrl
    At our facility we unclamp and drain the bladder fully q 2 hours.

    for example:

    Clamp at 2pm unclamp at 4pm and drain bladder fully then reclamp. Then I come back again at 6pm and do the same. It's supposed to simulate what would naturally happen if the pt. were urinating on their own.
  6. by   debbiemig
    Thanks to everyone for your advise. It all comes back to me now! You are all wonderful! Debbie

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