Female catheter oop's that hurts me! And I am not female! - page 3

This one will hurt if you are a sympathetic person, I observed an Student Nursing Assitant do this! We were swampped and short staffed one night on second shift and being the super nurse I am I... Read More

  1. by   CrazierThanYou
    Quote from canesdukegirl
    I was doing a Gamma Nail on a VERY obese male (about 600 pounds), and trying to insert a foley proved to be the most difficult part of the case! I got some help raising the pannus, and after lots of sweating and digging, COULD NOT find his penis. I had 3 big guys holding up the pannus, one guy holding the unaffected leg, and I still could not find the penis. We had a C-arm in the room already and the surgeon jokingly said, "Let's just take a picture and maybe it would help you." We all looked at each other...and smiled. CHA-Ching! The penis was WAAAAYY up in the peroneal area and I swear, I don't know how in the world this guy urinated without messing himself. I ended up having to cath him like a woman and then I struck gold! Needless to say, I was shaking from sheer muscle exhaustion!
    Oh wow....
  2. by   Deb123j
    I have two:
    First - I had a pt who pulled out his/her foley and it needed to be replaced. This particular pt was a he, who had the operation to make him a her. Very interesting!!!
    Second - I had a male pt who stated that he was unable to void, just barely dribble a small amount of urine and that it would take forever. (the previous nurese stated that he voided fine) I and another nures attempted to place a foley, however we couldn't advance the catheter at all in this uncircumcized pt. Eventually had to call a urologist @ 0300. The doc had to create a new hole, because the pts foreskin had completely closed. The pt had orders to go to the urologists office after discharge to get circumcized. Oh...did I mention the pt was 82 yrs old and kept apologizing that he was "so small, but that's what they are like where I come from." He was from Greece.