Anyone know a trick, or two, to cathing pts with BPH - page 2
I always have problems placing foley caths in older men:confused: I wish I knew the secret. Women are no problem for me. Please give me some helpful info if you don't mind. Thankx:D... Read More
Oct 16, '02Occupation: Head Nurse Plastic Surgery Specialty: 13 year(s) of experience in Operating Room,, Plastic Surgery ; Joined: Oct '02; Posts: 229; Likes: 8I was taught by one of our hospitals urologists that the ky that comes in a foley kit is in the syringe for a reason. inject about 1/4 to 1/2 directly into the urethra . may take longer for urine return.. also we have 1% lidocaine uro-jet avail... and remember never inflate the balloon until urine return established. had a new RN perforate the urethra of a gentleman ouch!!!
Oct 17, '02Occupation: RN in Quality Dept/Case Mgt Joined: Aug '02; Posts: 447; Likes: 20All the above answers are great. Also try "twirling" the cath a little bit between your fingers as you push.
Oct 17, '02Joined: Aug '02; Posts: 250; Likes: 36You can try putting the cath in the fridge to make it a tad stiffer too.
Also, have placed the cath on ice, prior to insertion, with the lidocaine jelly works great.
Oct 17, '02Joined: Apr '02; Posts: 4,738; Likes: 104Eww, the thought of getting an ice cold tube up the penis -- not an appealing thought. Whatever works, though. I will second the suggestions of getting the person to cough and raising the penis a little with your hand. Tend to help.