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What if Foley does not have sample port?

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Daisy_08 has 5 years experience and works as a RN.

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I would apply a new sterile collection bag. You could clamp the catheter with an elastic or something that will not damage the catheter...

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jmdRN has 2+ years experience.

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Check your collection bag?, usually the port is on the tubing of the bag, not the foley itself

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How to use this catheter when you want take sample for microbiology.

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loriangel14 works as a hospital floor nurse..

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The sample port will be on the tubing, not the catheter itself.

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classicdame works as a Hospital Education Coordinator and adjunct nursing.

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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

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Good Morning, Gil has 3 years experience and works as a MICU.

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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.

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Good Morning, Gil has 3 years experience and works as a MICU.

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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.

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Esme12 is a ASN, BSN, RN and works as a Emergency / Trauma Nurse.

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The port is on the drainage tube. The green and yellow port on the clear tubing

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catheter_and_bag_urine_bag.jpgWhere is port on this urinary bag and how to take sample of patient with cathter above and this bag on it?

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K+MgSO4 has 12 years experience as a BSN and works as a nurse unit manager.

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That's not a catheter bag it is a ng drainage bag.

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loriangel14 works as a hospital floor nurse..

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You are using the wrong bag I think.

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