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Anyone Cath themselves?


Now, I know people stick themselves all the time to practice blood draws, and students often do IM saline injections on each other, but has anyone ever done a self cath? I don't even want to ask if people have practiced cathing each other, that would be just a whole different level of closeness as a nursing class.

So come on stories, I know someone has done this :p

Soon2BNurse3, ADN, RN

Specializes in M/S, Tele, Sub (stepdown), Hospice. Has 11 years experience.

LOL.........have YOU??? :eek:


Specializes in Home Care.

Ohhhhh hell no and we didn't practice any kind of injections on each other and hell no would I practice anything on myself.

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 15 years experience.

I know of patients who routinely self-catheterize. They've got to have intact cognitive functioning and manual dexterity in order to complete routine self-catheterizations.

People with spinal cord injuries, older individuals with urinary retention issues, and others who live in the community must self-catheterize, often several times per day.

Music in My Heart

Specializes in being a Credible Source. Has 11 years experience.

I had an MS patient who straight-cath'd herself routinely.

But in terms of students putting in Foleys on themselves, that's hard to imagine.

We practiced IV starts on each other but that was the extent of it.


Specializes in PICU, Type I Diabetes. Has 1 years experience.

haha! I had a laugh at this because, personally, I can barely dye my own hair... I can't even imagine that...