Inserting an Indwelling Catheter to a Male

(WATCH) Inserting an Indwelling Catheter to a Male

  1. Check physician’s order.
  2. Check client’s identaband and if able have client state name.
  3. Explain procedure to client.
  4. Provide privacy.
  5. Gather equipment.
  6. Prepare client by placing client in supine position with knees slightly apart.
  7. Fan fold top linen down to lower extremities exposing only perineal area.
  8. Prepare equipment in the same manner as demonstrated for female catheterization.
  9. Tape catheter to abdomen with 1 inch tape.
  10. Attach drainage bag to bed frame, not side rails.
  11. Cleanse client’s perineum of antiseptic solution.
  12. Remove drapes.
  13. Reposition client for comfort; put bed in low position with side rails up.
  14. Remove all equipment, including gloves & discard trash in the appropriate container.
  15. Wash hand.
  16. Document procedure.
  17. Measure and record urine output on I&O bedside record.

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41 thoughts on “Inserting an Indwelling Catheter to a Male

  1. Why do we need to see this? Oh my god he cant pee I’ll just quickly ASEPTICALLY INSERT AN IDC I JUST HAPPEN TO HAVE IN MY BACKPACK IN CASE OF THESE URGENT ACTS OF DYSURIA!!! GOOD THING I PACKED THAT HEY NURSE #### IF THAT FAILS WILL JUST DO A QUICK SUPRAPUBIC JAB AS I’M SURE I HAVE ONE OF THOSE KITS TUCKED IN THERE TOO!!!!

  2. I could use a tutorial on texas caths since our facility has gone to using them frequently. I have never put one on before not a condom for that matter. Co-workers laugh but in reality its NOT funny. Just some things you don’t ever get a chance to do in nursing school.

  3. @ Sherry – I have been nursing sine 1997. We have Texas Catheters at the facility, but I do not remember since starting my career, any person having one applied. I, too, have never applied one. As you said, just some things you don’t ever get a chance to do.

  4. I don’t know why procedure should be done by a male nurse ?? What do you do for example at night when that patient had a globus… sorry patient i will ask a male nurse…it can take a while but i will find a male nurse in the hospital! It doesn’t seem very professional ! Although you have to help that patient.no matter if you are male or female nurse.Such a reaction means that you can not handle this procedure!

  5. In our job as nurse we don’t create priviliges.you learnt everything during your nursing education .I hate some of them who doesn’t want to do things , just because for example : you can do that because you are a fulltime and i am not…or it has been a long time ,will you do that…

  6. @Alda: yes….there are much more BIGGER problems in the world then the things I describe , but it is taken away from the real work life …and I sadly have “experience” with that ….so ….what’s your problem ?

  7. My husband was in the hospital & needed a catheter placed so I stepped out to give him some privacy. The nurse did not use a kit. She used no antiseptic, nor any lubricant. She forced the catheter in causing severe pain & trauma. She did not even have an assistant or stand-by. I was furious at the lack of protocol & poor technique!

  8. Lidocaine gel is standard of care in my facility. It eases insertion and decreases discomfort for the patient. One also needs to consider which type of catheter you use. Inserting catheters in Males with enlarged prostates can be easier if using a curved tip catheter or a slightly stiffer device made of silicone.

  9. We always use a kit , but there is no “instillagel” in the kit.If you don’t use it , it hurt and it makes the job also not easy.with a female catheterisation we not always use the gel , but always with men !

  10. I also don’t understand why lot of people makes a problem of it….in our education (Belgium) you learn this in the 2 nd year of nursing school .you have also a practical exam and a checklist of manuel things you may practice and must know at the end of the year and it is also a examination question.

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