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Catheter Care

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kay-nurse kay-nurse (New) New

What are the steps you would take when someone is bipassing a large amount of urine. (do you reposition same catheter? do you advance that catheter or just change the catheter?

Esme12, ASN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma. Has 40 years experience.

Are you a nursing student? Is this a patient in the hospital? How long has the foley been in place?

Altra, BSN, RN

Specializes in Emergency & Trauma/Adult ICU.

I have no idea what you mean by bipassing urine. Could you explain?

Esme12, ASN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma. Has 40 years experience.

I'm assuming the tubing is kinked or the catheter is clogged.

Besides the tubing being kinked or a clogged catheter, more specifically, if it's a male with bleeding, it could be a clot and may need flushing. If the catheter has been there for a while, there could be mucous or something clogging the tip and may also need flushing. If it's newer, it could also be bladder spasms...is there pain?