Clamping catheters

  1. Does anyone have a specific bladder retraining program that they use when a patient has had an indwelling foley catheter for an extended period of time. I have heard of clamping the catheter for X amount of hours...but is there a protocol of some sort?
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  3. by   renerian
    The agencies I worked for used their policies either they created based on the recommendations in nursing education manuals or directly from the manual with Dr. orders.

    renerian
  4. by   bravegirlamy
    My companies policy is to clamp it for 1 hr, then 2, then 3, then continue up to 4 hrs. If the pt tolerates it well, & begins to feel the sensation of needing to urinate then you know it's time to pull it....Hope this helps.

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