I'm starting to get a complex. In recent cath attempts, I keep running into patients who have stuff prolapsed, holes in strange places, and generally not at all textbook anatomy. I confirm with a fellow nurse, who marvels at my ability to get patients whose urethras refuse to reveal themselves. Am I the only one?
Sep 23, '02
I HATE catheterizing women! I don't do it often enough to be good.
I remember 2 jobs ago. I was trying to cath a lady, and I would get it into the urethra, and it would come out another hole! I thought I was going crazy. I got another nurse to try. Apparently she had been given quite the repair job after childbirth (tearing?) and there was a LOT of scarring 40 years later.
Last edit by adrienurse on Sep 23, '02