what is the best (cleanest) way to obtain a urine sample from a foley catheter?
Jul 14, '07
I have gone to different hospitals and they all have different procedures. I was told in school, clamp the foley and use a syringe with needle to pierce the tubing. The tubing should seal itself.
But in the hospital I worked the usual procedure was to empty the bag and wait about 30ml and then collect the new urine.
Hope this helps,
Last edit by soontobenurse2 on Jul 14, '07
: Reason: add info