Urinary Catheter Care in the Home

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This article will provide a refresher on how to monitor, empty and change drainage bags for a client with a urinary catheter in-situ. Drainage bags should be emptied when ¾ full and before any client transportation.

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As part of routine care, you should ensure that there are no kinks or loops in the drainage bag tubing and the urine is being continuously drained; both the catheter and draining device are connected securely; the drainage bag is being supported by a stand or hook so that the outlet and tubing are kept off the floor; the drainage bag is below bladder level at all times, including during transportation and ambulating; the catheter is attached to the client with a securing device; and the drainage device is closed unless it is being emptied.

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