Published Apr 25, 2010
Can an "unlicensed" nursing assistant empty foley's? or do you have to be certified to do that?
Don't see why not, as long as they have demonstrated that they know how to do it........:)
evolvingrn, BSN, RN
lol, i agree...
I have no idea but I don't see why not. I actually never did it until after I was certified and had my first job (somehow missed that during clinicals). It took two minutes for someone to show me how to do it.
Why would you need a license to empty a foley?
That's what the nursing assistant training is all about. Nothing more pretty much.
rotteluvr31, ADN, RN
I think this is a task that personal care workers can perform. They are not certified or licensed.
i dont think you have to be licensed o do that. its very simple as long as you dont pull on it.
yes anyone can empty a foley, it does not hurt or touch the pt
Gonna make your answers 9 for 9 - yes, with the caveat that you may need to document amount on an I and O sheet and/or describe the color/clarity/odor of the urine and report abnormal findings.
I will answer your question with a question........
Does a bird have wings? Do cows go moo? Does the earth spin? you get the picture
they can , and they do- where I work
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