Question of about indweling foley catheter procedure

  1. I am a student nurse i have a question about the procedure.I want to know what kind of aseptic solution properly use for cleansing pubic area?As i know aseptic solution are: normal saline ,salvon or hibitane and so onWhich solution is better? Any situation i need to concern ?thx for answer
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  3. by   BrandonLPN
    Use whatever's provided in the insert-a-foley kit.
  4. by   CT Pixie
    I've never used normal saline for cleansing the area. Our foley kits come with presoaked q-tip type things. Can't recall the name of the solution its soaked in. Dark rusty brown color, probably something like betadine.
  5. by   ChristineN
    Quote from CT Pixie
    I've never used normal saline for cleansing the area. Our foley kits come with presoaked q-tip type things. Can't recall the name of the solution its soaked in. Dark rusty brown color, probably something like betadine.
    It is Betadine.

    I echo Pixie, I would never use Normal Saline for cleansing the area. Normal saline is using more as a wound irrigant, and is not going to sterilize an area like betadine would.
  6. by   nurseprnRN
    Quote from CT Pixie
    I've never used normal saline for cleansing the area. Our foley kits come with presoaked q-tip type things. Can't recall the name of the solution its soaked in. Dark rusty brown color, probably something like betadine.

    This points out the importance of knowing what is in your supplies. You certainly wouldn't want to do a prep with povidone (Betadine) if your patient were allergic to iodine!!!
  7. by   MunoRN
    Quote from GrnTea

    This points out the importance of knowing what is in your supplies. You certainly wouldn't want to do a prep with povidone (Betadine) if your patient were allergic to iodine!!!
    You can't have a true allergy to iodine. You can have a sensitivity/intolerance to certain formulations that contain iodine for various reasons, but not a true allergy to iodine itself.
  8. by   Christylky
    Quote from MunoRN

    You can't have a true allergy to iodine. You can have a sensitivity/intolerance to certain formulations that contain iodine for various reasons, but not a true allergy to iodine itself.
    But i found some information from web they promote use sterile saline/sterile water and tap water is also acceptable
  9. by   Christylky
    [QUOTE="Christylky;7087271"]I am a student nurse i have a question about the procedure.I want to know what kind of aseptic solution properly use for cleansing pubic area?As i know aseptic solution are: normal saline ,salvon or hibitane and so onWhich solution is better? Any situation i need to conce

    But i found from the information from web some promote sterile saline /sterile water even boiled tap water is also acceptable. The information is from NHS
  10. by   MunoRN
    Quote from Christylky
    But i found some information from web they promote use sterile saline/sterile water and tap water is also acceptable
    Aseptic is not the same as antiseptic. An aseptic solution does not actively kill bacteria, an antiseptic solution does.
  11. by   onyx33us
    I think your concern should be, how to clean (direction) because the cath kits comes with cleaning agent.
  12. by   eatmysoxRN
    Unless your patient is allergic.. Sensitive.. Whatever.. To iodine/betadine, it is what has come in every cath kit I've used. If the patient were allergic I'd wash the area thoroughly with antimicrobial soap and water before insertion. Saline or tap water will clean but not provide the same effects as betadine.
  13. by   jadelpn
    Because of a HUGE infection risk, I would not probably use sterile water or saline to clean for a catheter insertion, no matter what the internet says......just sayin....
  14. by   CT Pixie
    Quote from GrnTea

    This points out the importance of knowing what is in your supplies. You certainly wouldn't want to do a prep with povidone (Betadine) if your patient were allergic to iodine!!!
    I couldn't recall the name at that moment but I knew it was iodine based (at least in the kits we use at my facility). And I would know/do know to check to see if it were iodine not only to check to see if there were any iodine in it due to a patient allergy to it but also, since I have an allergy to iodine myself.

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