Quote from Blackheartednurse
Also isnt this kind of procedure requires assesment??
I can't speak to the rules within a medical facility, but in the home setting, this is a common procedure.
There are many types of patients who require routine
straight cathing 4-6 times a day. As someone else mentioned, patients (some who are still children) and their family members are often taught how to do this. A properly trained CNA or HHA can also do the procedure.
Assessments would be needed for non
-routine straight cathing or for Foley caths, as they would be dependent upon certain criteria. But most patients who routinely cath do it according to a schedule, not according to s/s.
Patients, family members, CNAs, and HHAs should all be taught s/s that indicate infection, obstruction or other problems, and they should have resources to turn to if any of these occur.