Help with suprapubic catheter

  1. I am a newly licensed LPN and have a question about changing a suprapubic catheter. Is it within my SOP to change this? The reason I am asking is because my mom wants me to learn how to change hers but when I looked in my skills book from school I can only find info on how to care for it but not how to change it.
    I would really appreciate your thoughts.
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  3. by   UdonNomi
    It depends on your state and the facility you work for..start with your BON and ask your SDC. Now, if it's your mother..wether you're a nurse or not may not make any difference as family members are often trained in procedures to assist the patient..check with her Doc or home health provider.
  4. by   natrgrrl
    That's a good idea. She has home health and doesn't have a problem with the nurse changing it. If she wants me to learn this, I could have her nurse show me while we are at home.
    I think her urologist will not want me to change it because he is a young eccentric know-it-all, but he's very, very good at what he does.