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Brian has 16 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in CCU, Geriatrics, Critical Care, Tele.

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Emptying a foley catheter isn't so hard is it? Do you have any stories that you would like to share?

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Tina, RN has 20 years experience and specializes in Acute Care, CM, School Nursing.

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I think this cartoon is hilarious! Very cute. I have felt like this before, emptying a super-full Foley.

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Indy has 5 years experience as a LPN, LVN and specializes in ICU, telemetry, LTAC.

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Hm. A Bard bag with a urometer will hold 4800 cc of urine. Granted, it will be completely round and the urometer will be sticking out and pointing up, but it will hold. Will the hanger-do thing stay on? No. I know this because I helped empty a coworker's patient's bag and was quite impressed. Also not fun is when they call a code while you're emptying, resulting in wet shoes, your head being bonked on the bed, and having to come back a half hour later to mop up the mess on the floor and finish emptying the foley.

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Indy has 5 years experience as a LPN, LVN and specializes in ICU, telemetry, LTAC.

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Also in the epic category: a 3 way foley to irrigation that just won't run clear, no matter how much you dump in there. It drives the tech crazy to hear "do NOT touch my foley tonight, I don't care what you see. I can't keep up with it if you do." Then trying to convince the day shift that the I's and O's total greater than thirty LITERS is wonderful. They keep looking at you funny.

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silverbat has 22 years experience and specializes in Care Coordination, MDS, med-surg, Peds.

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I just love the old guys with a huge foley in who "self-TURP" themselves! man, thats a lot of blood!!! DOn't see how they can just grab that tube and pullllllll with the baloon inflated..OUCH!

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I just love the old guys with a huge foley in who "self-TURP" themselves! man, thats a lot of blood!!! DOn't see how they can just grab that tube and pullllllll with the baloon inflated..OUCH!

I had one guy who did that 2 nights in a row. During the day, he was oriented, but around 11pm was the witching hour. In the morning, he'd be all owl-eyed - "Wait, miss, you say I did WHAT?"

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FaithGurl93 has 1 years experience.

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HAHAHAHAHAHA! :dead:

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sharpeimom has 20 years experience and specializes in ortho, hospice volunteer, psych,.

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That should have come with a beverage alert!:nailbiting::roflmao:

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nothing like realizing you need a urinal AND a graduated cylinder to empty a foley or make 3 trips to the toilet!

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hahaha that's funny many can relate

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jeannepaul has 12 years experience and specializes in hospice.

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I haven't had any problems emptying them, but my very first foley on a woman was not so easy........I was a GN, had only put in a foley on a man, but I knew how in theory....thank goodness I asked the CNA to come in to help.

I had everything set up perfectly, did everything I was supposed to, but for some reason it just would not go in. The wonderful older cna who had been around a decade or two just looked at me, smiled and said "honey, I think your sticking it in a little too high", needless to say, 2nd foley, I aimed a little lower, actually saw where it was to go, and hit it!!! ahh, good times, good times...

We laughed for days on that one, I learned right then I had better listen to both cna's and lvn's because they just might teach me something. I might have GN/RN next to my name, but fresh out of school, I knew nothing.

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We laughed for days on that one, I learned right then I had better listen to both cna's and lvn's because they just might teach me something. I might have GN/RN next to my name, but fresh out of school, I knew nothing.

Yes, I learned that same lesson after passing my boards many years ago. I had to insert an NG tube (in a nursing home, no less!!) and would have been in deep trouble without a wonderful LPN coaching me through it.

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