I had to insert a foley cath. today and, yes, it was embarrassing. Had to have another nurse help me with anatomical landmarks and I still aimed too high. It was were I would have thought to find the vagina.
Dear Lord, how can I be a nurse for this long and still not be able to find something I've got?!?! Guess I should have spent more time in gynecology!
I like the tip about the Betadine to mark the vagina but we use cotton balls with Betadine poured over them, and there are plenty of 'dimples' but darned if I can figure out the right one.
Next time I'll try the sidelying position, if I happen to be with someone who can assist.
No help to you, but plenty of empathy!