Removing a Catheter from a male pt

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    I'm going to be starting clinicals Aug. 20th, so let that be my excuse for asking such a strange question, please? Ok, here goes:

    My husband told me that a few years ago, before I met him, he was hospitalized and had a cath put in. When they were ready to remove it, a nurse came in and "rubbed him" enough to give him an erection. He was embarassed and asked her what she was doing, because he was getting an erection, and the nurse replied that it was easier to get the catheter out that way.

    So, please answer me this....Is this common? Or did hubby get a free grope?

    Thanks. Sorry if this is lewd; I tried to be pc as possible.

    Emma
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    Okay wow! Ummmmm I find it is just easier to prepare the patient by talking to them about what I am going to do (as I deflate the balloon)..then zippppp out it goes in one fluid motion..all done! If the penis is errect it would be harder for me to do that since the tissues are now constricted around the catheter!

    I lucky have never dealt with any errections in insertion or taking a cath out. I think I would come back to do the cath at a later time if a gent was errect...makes it harder with constricted tissues.
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    your poor husband. You just deflate the balloon and have a basin ready to catch the catheter and any spillage that occurs. I *guess* she did that to avoid the urine spilling, but I'd say with reasonable certainty that particular practice was not in the facility policy and procedures.

    When doing a procedure for the first time in a new facility, check out the P&P manual - it should be at the nurses station and it will impress your instructor. As a student with only one or two patients, you have the time!

    Good luck with clinicals!!

    J

    Quote from Emma123
    I'm going to be starting clinicals Aug. 20th, so let that be my excuse for asking such a strange question, please? Ok, here goes:

    My husband told me that a few years ago, before I met him, he was hospitalized and had a cath put in. When they were ready to remove it, a nurse came in and "rubbed him" enough to give him an erection. He was embarassed and asked her what she was doing, because he was getting an erection, and the nurse replied that it was easier to get the catheter out that way.

    So, please answer me this....Is this common? Or did hubby get a free grope?

    Thanks. Sorry if this is lewd; I tried to be pc as possible.

    Emma
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    I'm pretty sure the nurse was being a pervert. If anything, the engorged penis would constrict the urethra, making the catheter more difficult to remove. (Haven't tried it, myself, but I'm told it's about impossible to put a catheter into an erect penis.) Also, there's nothing remotely difficult about pulling a catheter out (assuming the balloon's deflated, if it's a foley).Where I work, aides typically apply external (Texas) catheters, which fit like a condom. These really are easier to put on an erect penis, and while I don't know anyone who would intentionally provoke an erection, a few have said that if one occurs, they just take it in stride and get the job done quickly. Generally, though, the most professional response is simply to excuse yourself and return later.
    Inappropriate touching is immoral, unethical, and illegal regardless of the genders of the perpetrator and victim. If I were groped by a female nurse while hospitalized, I might send her flowers, but I wouldn't respect her.
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    Quote from Emma123
    I'm going to be starting clinicals Aug. 20th, so let that be my excuse for asking such a strange question, please? Ok, here goes:

    My husband told me that a few years ago, before I met him, he was hospitalized and had a cath put in. When they were ready to remove it, a nurse came in and "rubbed him" enough to give him an erection. He was embarassed and asked her what she was doing, because he was getting an erection, and the nurse replied that it was easier to get the catheter out that way.

    So, please answer me this....Is this common? Or did hubby get a free grope?

    Thanks. Sorry if this is lewd; I tried to be pc as possible.

    Emma
    Is it possible your husband is messing with you? Does he have that kind of sense of humor? Because no, I've never heard of any situation in which it's appropriate for a nurse (or any other health care provider for that matter) to intentionally give a man an erection. It's very easy to get a urinary catheter out; there's no need for anything to "make it easier". Any nurse who would do that has some serious issues and should be reported.

    Hillary
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    I think he's pulling your leg, dearie.
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    Quote from nursemike?
    I'm pretty sure the nurse was being a pervert. If anything, the engorged penis would constrict the urethra, making the catheter more difficult to remove. (Haven't tried it, myself, but I'm told it's about impossible to put a catheter into an erect penis.) Also, there's nothing remotely difficult about pulling a catheter out (assuming the balloon's deflated, if it's a foley).Where I work, aides typically apply external (Texas) catheters, which fit like a condom. These really are easier to put on an erect penis, and while I don't know anyone who would intentionally provoke an erection, a few have said that if one occurs, they just take it in stride and get the job done quickly. Generally, though, the most professional response is simply to excuse yourself and return later.
    Inappropriate touching is immoral, unethical, and illegal regardless of the genders of the perpetrator and victim. If I were groped by a female nurse while hospitalized, I might send her flowers, but I wouldn't respect her.
    A pervert or sadistic. Either way she molested him.
    I agree with the other posters. The only time I know of inserting a foley when the pt had an erection was a man that came in for chest pain who had taken Viagra. Three nurses tried to place one. Finally got it with coude.
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    That was sexual assault.
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    We just learned about caths in class...and practiced and all that good stuff...if that were really a teq. that nurses used we certainly didnt hear about it! I would think that would be very uncomfortable and embarassing for the pt!!!! If I were a man I would not want that teq used on me!
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    Yuk... No... That's wrong... **Shivers in disgust**


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