Yesterday, I heard this funny story from one of the nurses regarding what a patient had said to her. So, I have to share.
This patient has a foley cath in. He had it in for about two days and was requesting it be changed. He said that his doctor doesn't want the catheters in for long amounts of time because he has frequent urinary tract infections. (straight cathed at home.) The nurse felt the patient needed teaching regarding infection control and cathing. So, while she is explaining to the patient and the caregiver, the caregiver asks, "so would spitting on the catheter tip for lubrication cause infection?"
Welp, now we know what could be the cause of those darned infections!