Thursday, February 5, 2009

Evolve Quote of the Day #4

Troubleshooting lack of urine output after catheterization:

"If catheter is misplaced in vaginal opening, make a second attempt with another sterile catheter."

Oops.

9 comments:

  1. LOL A new nurse asked me to go with her and help with her first catheter on a female. This scenario happened...I remember saying "not that hole" and the patient laughed. Yes, we got a new catheter after that. He he.

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  2. Vag is not the worst place a cath can accidentally be inserted in.. Haha

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  3. I have to say, my one attempt at a Foley cath insertion was quite a anatomy shocker. Not to be graphic but the urethral meatus is not where I though it was supposed to be. Needless to say my catheter did end up in the vagina and thankfully I was prepared with another sterile set up....

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  4. We inserted Foley's on the dummies today. My guess is that it will be very little the same in real life...

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  5. sooo true drofen... the real thick is sooo slippery, and mushy!

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  6. I'm hoping that when you hit the wrong hole, you leave the tubing in place as a marker.

    Once is embarrasing, twice could start a relationship.

    :)

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  7. You have no idea how often this happens. Seriously.

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  8. SAMTNS--too true!

    RW--Who knew! LOL!?!

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  9. Happens all the time, baby! ;)

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