8-2 Exercises for Lesson 8

1. Catheterization of the urinary bladder is an _______ procedure for which _______ equipment is required.

2. Four purposes of urinary catheterization are:

a. _____

b. _____

c._____

d._____

3. The French scale (Fr.) is used to denote the size of a catheter. Each unit is roughly equivalent to __________ in diameter.

4. The smaller the number denoting the size of the catheter, the _____ the catheter.

5. Number 20 Fr. and 22 Fr. catheters are usually used for _____

6. The catheters most commonly used are made of _____and have a _____ to prevent injury to the meatus or urethra.

7. Because catheters are difficult to sterilize, they should be considered _____ and _____ after they have been removed.

8. Three types of urinary catheters are:

a. _____

b. _____

c. _____

9. _____ is a major risk of catheterization.

10. The catheterization procedure should be done only by trained personnel under _____

11. The _____ catheter is inserted into the bladder through a small incision above the pubic area.

12. The _____ catheter is the most commonly used indwelling catheter. It has a balloon at the distal end which is inflated to prevent the catheter from slipping out.

13. When catheterizing a male, you should lubricate the catheter tip at least _________ inches.

14. To cleanse the male meatus, you should use the forceps to hold each cotton ball and swab _____

15. To catheterize a male, hold the penis at a _____angle and gently insert the lubricated catheter into the urinary meatus.

16. When catheterizing a female, you should lubricate the catheter tip at least _______ inches.

17. To catheterize a female, you should use the thumb and forefinger of your _____ hand to spread and separate the labia minora. After that hand has touched the patient it is considered to be _____

18. To cleanse the female meatus, you should use ________ cotton ball for each stroke, and swab from __________ the meatus downward toward the rectum, then cleanse _____ in the same downward manner.

19. After inserting the catheter into the female meatus, angle it _____ as it is advanced.

20. After connecting the catheter to a drainage bag, it should be secured to the female patient's _____

21. To reduce the possibility of an infection occurring, the patient's perineal area should be cleansed with soap and water _____daily and _____

22. To increase urine production and dilute the particles that form in urine, the patient with an indwelling catheter should intake _____cc to _____ cc fluid daily.

23. An asepto syringe, basin, tubing protector, sterile solution, and gauze moistened with antiseptic are supplies and equipment used to _____

24. A 10 cc syringe, soap and water, a washcloth and towel, exam gloves, and Chux® are supplies and equipment used to _____.

25. A _____ includes the catheter, a drape, a receptacle to receive urine, materials to cleanse the meatus, a lubricant, a specimen container, and sterile gloves.


Solutions to Exercises for Lesson 8

1. Aseptic; sterile.

2. The following in any order.

To relieve urinary retention.

To obtain a sterile urine specimen from a female patient.

To measure the amount of residual urine in the bladder.

To empty the bladder before, during, or after surgery.

3. 33 mm.

4. Smaller.

5. Male adult.

6. Plastic; rounded tip.

7. Disposable; discarded.

8. Intermittent.

Retention or indwelling.

Supra pubic.

9. Infection.

10. Sterile.

11. Supra pubic.

12. Foley.

13. Six.

14. In a circulate manner from the center of the meatus outward.

15. 90°.

16. Three.

17. Non-dominant; contaminated.

18. One; above; each side of the meatus.

19. Upward.

20. Thigh.

21. Twice; after each bowel movement.

22. 2500 cc to 3000 cc.

23. Irrigate an indwelling catheter.

24. Remove an indwelling catheter.

25. Disposable indwelling catheter kit.


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