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Carers UK Forum • Catheter Care - Page 2
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Re: Catheter Care

Posted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 11:06 am
by hoiqd
Sorry, this is a bit late, and wifey and others have given such great answers, but I've found whenever something like this comes up, my first port of call is - Youtube. No, really. It's not all annoying cats and Russian dash-cams. My wife had was in hospital a couple of years ago, and came quite weak with a PEG tube feeder. well, the hospital sent loads of bumf, but assumed that, for instance, I instinctively knew how to give a bed-bath. Then a Community Nurse took me aside and told me "Look on Youtube" - it's where student nurses and HCA's go all the time." And it was all there: bed-baths, PEG site care. So is catheter care - see if it's any good for you.

Re: Catheter Care

Posted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 11:35 am
by bowlingbun
This thread has led me to investigate more. I never knew about "one-use" night bags, for example. Last night I did some further research and found that the weekly bag which mum has is supposed to be cleaned with disinfectant or bleach, the end is supposed to be wiped with a sterile wipe before attachment. Mum's is disconnected and chucked in a bucket in the bathroom. I bought her one of those automatic air fresheners last year because the house was beginning to smell of stale urine!!!! I think I'll suggest that she changes over to the "one day only" type as clearly the care staff are incapable of doing things properly.

Re: Catheter Care

Posted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 11:39 am
by no1mum
The things we learn from talking to each other never ceases to amaze me.

Re: Catheter Care

Posted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 4:25 pm
by Violet
Hello Bowlingbun - To tell you the truth I was horrified to hear of reusing night bag, washing it out and disinfecting etc.

I am new to all this catheter stuff as I had to learn when hubby came home from hospital three months ago so I assumed that what I am doing was the norm. I use toilet paper with a spray-on disinfectant to wipe the tube any time I empty the leg bag or attach/detach the night bag to keep things fresh but sterile wipe seems a good idea.

The night bag we use is called EasiMT - capacity 2 litres. Supplied on prescription

As No1mum said, you're never sure what we will be discussing next. Image

Re: Catheter Care

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:38 am
by JohnT
Thank you for replies, really grateful Image , I have phoned Gp & its arranged D/N will visit today ,he had blood in urine on Saturday , got him to drink more water & at least they will check it out , such a worry when u dont know what your doing , once again thank you, Juneo

Good luck Juneo i hope it all goes well Image