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Helpful Hints: Female Patient Urinary Catheter Insertion

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 visualize it. The following "thumb method" of catheter insertion has worked well for me when I have had a female patient whose urinary meatus is not immediately visible. Gather your supplies; include an extra catheter. Set up your supplies and prep the patient. Placing a folded towel under the... Read More →

The Phone Call from Beyond

Strange, but true story: About twelve years ago, I was working nights as an LPN at an inpatient hospice unit. It was a quiet night. I was sitting in a patient's room with the patient and her family. I will call the patient "Gladys." Gladys was quietly actively dying, and her son "Bill" and daughter-in-law "Sue" were with her. I heard the phone ring at the desk. The CNA "Mary", answered it, took a message and met me in the hallway. She said "That was a weird call. It was some guy... Read More →

Drive Through Dialysis: A Study in Resource Utilization

I recently applied for a nursing position for which I was required to write an essay describing my nursing experience, as part of the application process. The instructions were to write from my experience, citing specific examples of ways I've utilized the Nursing Process, and my skills as a nurse. My essay ended up being 18 pages long. Here is what I wrote under the Resource Utilization section. DRIVE THROUGH DIALYSIS: A Study in Resource Utilization: In illustrating my skill in... Read More →