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Foley Catheter

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by CecyRN CecyRN (New) New

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Is there any EBP for F/C for Hospice patients. How often should be replaced, irrigated. Could you share any policies.

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vampiregirl has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Hospice.

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Where I work we use the current CDC recommendations.

We don't routinely replace and only irrigate if needed.

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Karbear512 has 1 years experience and specializes in Urology.

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I work in a Urology Clinic and our patients that have a chronic in dwelling catheter come in every 4-6 weeks to have it changed. Beyond that, things get very nasty and they almost always test positive for UTI.

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Can't say about Hospices, but in our case we never irrigate and we typically only have catheters in for two weeks. The longer ones we switch roughly every four weeks.

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Depends on the doc, I have one who likes changes q30 days and PRN, irrigation only PRN for occlusion or excess sediment. I also have another who prefers we follow the CDC guidelines and just change PRN, and irrigate PRN.

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129 Posts; 1,857 Profile Views

Not a hospice here, but on the few students that I have that have them in that long, I change every four weeks. We never irrigate.

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If a patient has a chronic foley and does not switch from leg bag during day to large bag at night.... should you clean bag every other day (with bleach solution)? Or because it is not switched do you not?

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