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In and Out Cath

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Has 3 years experience.

Do you need a doctor's order to do an in-and-out catheter? my DON told me to do one to obtain a UA without a doctor's order and I told her no. know she is just mad with me...:argue:

BEDPAN76

Specializes in LTC, MDS, Education.

Where I work in LTC we have a standing order for this.:candy:To clarify, this is for suspected UTIs . Wouldn't do it for urinary retention.....

southern rn

Has 19 years experience.

It is an invasive, sterile procedure so yes you need an order. It is easy for other people to give out orders if they are not the ones that have to do them or be held accountable for them.

Virgo_RN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Cardiac Telemetry, ED.

Straight caths require a doctor's order.

If there is no standing order you need one. Don't do it without one as your heinie will be on the line.

Bella36RN

Has 3 years experience.

we dont have standig orders, so that is why i didnt do it because i didnt have an order...just needed some backup thanks

we dont have standig orders, so that is why i didnt do it because i didnt have an order...just needed some backup thanks

You were right. Glad you stood you ground. :)

NewRN2008, ASN, RN

Specializes in Ortho; Gyn; Urology; HBOT; Emergent. Has 8 years experience.

invasive procedure, need order

-H-RN

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