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has 5 years experience and works as a RN.
I would apply a new sterile collection bag. You could clamp the catheter with an elastic or something that will not damage the catheter...
has 2+ years experience.
Check your collection bag?, usually the port is on the tubing of the bag, not the foley itself
works as a hospital floor nurse..
The sample port will be on the tubing, not the catheter itself.
works as a Hospital Education Coordinator and adjunct nursing.
you can aspirate from the tubing, without a port, but there is usally a port somewhere. The main idea is to be sterile, of course
Good Morning, Gil
has 3 years experience and works as a MICU.
If it doesn't have a sample collection port, it's a cheap foley cath. This would require you to break the sterility of the cath/break the TES every time you need to do a urine sample or culture. So, if the culture comes back negative, the patient may now be positive after you opened the catheter to get the sample lol.
To answer your question, though, you would get the sample from the arrow pointing at #2 with a 30 second scrub with alcohol prior to collecting so you don't contaminate your sample. Also, scrub when finished collecting, too, to minimize risk to patient.
is a ASN, BSN, RN and works as a Emergency / Trauma Nurse.
The port is on the drainage tube. The green and yellow port on the clear tubing
has 12 years experience as a BSN and works as a nurse unit manager.
That's not a catheter bag it is a ng drainage bag.
You are using the wrong bag I think.