Catheter

Catheter Teaching 2478

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.

Catheter Teaching 2249

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.

Catheter Teaching 1954

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

Catheter Teaching 1541

Instructed caregiver about checklist for care your skin and catheter: Wash your hands to prevent
infections,check the skin around your catheter.

Catheter Teaching 1556

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.

Catheter Teaching 1557

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.

Catheter Teaching 1563

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).

Catheter Teaching 1624

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

Catheter Teaching 1625

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

Catheter Teaching 1633

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.