SN assessed portacath insertion site every visit. SN instructed s/sx to report to SN / MD such as redness, pain, puffiness around port, drainage from insertion site, temperature above 100 degrees, shortness of breath and chest pain. Sn instructed on portacath care and protection of the skin over the port.
Instructed patient it’s important to routinely clean catheters to prevent infections. Wash your hands well before and after you handle your catheter. Clean the skin around the catheter twice a day using soap and water.
SN instructed patient on signs of central catheter problems. The signs of catheter infection and problems are similar for all types of central venous catheters. If you have any sign of infection or catheter problem, call your doctor immediately. In addition signs of infection, clotting, or other problems include: Redness, tenderness, drainage, warmth, or odor around the catheter site Fever of 100.5F (38 C) or greater, or chills, swelling of the face, neck, chest, or arm on the side where your catheter is inserted, leakage of blood or fluid at the catheter site or the cap, inability to flush the catheter, or resistance to flushing the catheter, displacement or lengthening of the catheter. Patient verbalized understanding
Instructed caregiver about checklist for care your skin and catheter: Wash your hands to prevent infections,check the skin around your catheter.
Instructed patient about your Foley catheter daily Care: Always wash your hands before and after doing catheter care. Use soap and warm water. Keep your skin and catheter clean. Clean the skin around your catheter at least once each day. Clean your skin area and catheter after every bowel movement. These will help prevent a bladder or kidney infection and will keep you more comfortable.
Instructed patient about your Foley catheter daily Care: Keep your skin and catheter clean. Clean the skin around your catheter at least once each day. Clean your skin area and catheter after every bowel movement. Always keep your urine bag below the level of your bladder. Keeping the bag below this level will prevent urine from flowing back into your bladder from the tubing and urine bag. Back flow of urine can cause an infection. These will help prevent a bladder or kidney infection and will keep you more.
Skilled nurse assess patient for S/S of complication related to diagnostic. Instructed caregiver about your Foley catheter daily Care: Keep the skin and catheter clean. Clean the skin around your catheter at least once each day. Clean the skin area and catheter after every bowel movement. Call the patient MD if: you cannot get the catheter to drain urine into the bag, the catheter comes out or it is leaking, the urine is thick and cloudy. Your urine has mucus, red specks, or blood in it. Urine with blood in it may appear pink or red. the urine has a strong (bad) smell, No urine has drained from the catheter in 6 to 8 hours, have pain or burning in your urethra, bladder, abdomen, or lower back, have shaking chills or your temperature is over 101° F (38.3° C).
Patient with biliary catheter instructed patient do not eat after midnight on the night before your procedure. You may have sips of water with your medicines
Patient with biliary catheter SN instructed patient when to call the doctor or go to emergency: Active bleeding at the drain site that does not stop after you put finger, pressure on it, more pain or swelling at or around the drain site, your temperature is greater than 101 degrees fahrenheit, with or without chills
SN instructed patient/CG keep the skin around your biliary catheter dry. You can take showers if you cover the area with plastic wrap. If the area does get wet, dry the skin completely after you shower.