Female Catheterization Nursing

Our nurses are experienced in providing a complete range of nursing care specializations which includes:

    Female Catherization Nursing

    Our nurses are experienced in providing a complete range of nursing care specializations which includes:

      Female Catheterization Nursing Service

      In female catheterization or the urethral catheterization, the use of a flexible tube is done where it is inserted from the urethra and reaches out to the bladder. Free drainage of urine is provided through the channel created with the help of the tube from the bladder. One can locate several indications related to the urethral catheterization including monitoring of the urinal output, acute urinary retention treatment, and emptying the bladder before the pelvic or the urological surgery. The overall process of female catheterization includes four main steps that are as follows:


      1. Consent and explanation to the patient.
      2. Preparation for the female urethral catheterization.
      3. The procedure of urinary catheterization female.
      4. Female catheterization after-care.

      As men and women have a significant difference in their anatomical structure of the pelvis; therefore, the procedure is different in either of the cases.

      There are several reasons when a doctor can recommend individuals to use urinary catheters. Some of the complications that require the use of catheters are as follows:


      • There is no control over the urine outflow.
      • When there is incontinency while urinating.
      • On retention of urine.


      There are several reasons which can stop an individual from urinating by themselves. Some of the specific reasons are as follows:


      1.  When there is a blockage in the flow of urine to the bladder due to the presence of blood clots, kidney stones, and prostate gland enlargement.
      2.  When a prior surgery is conducted on the prostate gland.
      3.  If there are any prior surgery done to the genital area as a result of fracture of the hip and hysterectomy.
      4.  If there are any active injuries pertaining to the bladder nerves.
      5.  Dementia, a condition that impairs the mental functionality in an individual.
      6.  Prior medications that impose an effect resulting in refraining from the ability of the bladder muscles to squeeze. This causes the urine present in the bladder to stay and remain inside the bladder.
      7.  In case an individual is suffering from Spinal Bifida.

      The catheters are primarily of three types:

      1. Short-term Catheters These catheters are also known as the intermittent catheters. These catheters are for persons who need it for a short span of time. These are seen only after one undergoes surgery for emptying the bladder. After the emptying of the bladder, it becomes necessary that the intermittent catheters are removed. These are also called in-and-out catheters. These catheters can be applied by people at their homes. This is commonly seen in case of urinary catheterization female infant and adults. The short-term catheterization can be done using the hole created at the lower abdominal region or directly through the urethra.

      2. External Catheters These catheters are also known as condom catheters. The condom catheters are usually placed outside the physical body of a human being. These are equally important for both men and women who suffer from urine retention. The external catheterization becomes necessary for those who suffer from severe mental and functional disabilities, especially dementia. A device that looks similar to a condom or a tube covers the mouth of the urethra, and a pipe leads to the drainage bag where the extracted urine is gathered. These are comparatively comfortable to use and to carry at the same time with reduced risk percentages of contamination and infection than the catheters that dwell inside the human bodies. The external catheters usually require daily change; however, there are brands that design the same catheters that can be used over a prolonged period of time. The catheters are well-known for less skin irritation as they need daily application and removal. These catheters are mainly used when there is a wound, and the person is unable to urinate or faces any problems while urinating.

      3. Indwelling Catheters These catheters are also known as supra-pubic or urethral catheters. The supra-pubic catheters are catheters that are usually fitted inside the bladder of a human. The catheter is also known as a Foley catheter. The indwelling catheters are beneficial in both cases of short and long terms. The indwelling catheter is generally installed inside the bladder through the urethral opening. However, on complications, the indwelling catheters can be inserted into the bladder using a tiny hole created by the medical surgeons at the lower end of the abdominal region. These indwelling catheters that are inserted using the tiny hole are termed as supra-pubic catheters. One can locate a tiny balloon-shaped object at the end of the catheter. This is usually inflated with the help of water that helps in preventing the tube from sliding out of the body at any time when the catheter is fitted. On the requirement of catheter removal, the balloon-shaped structure can be deflated.

      Doing catheterization by self is a possibility; however, getting it done in the presence of medical personnel who have the expertise can be the most comfortable process that provides a feeling of peace to the minds of the patients. This is considered to be one of the recommended and best possible processes to avoid any form of discomfort and injury during the procedure. Care24 can provide in-home services and can help in easing the process of urinary catheterization a home with the most professional help in the medical sector. Care24 can provide the same comfort at homes without the patient having to actually travel places or face any injury while self-implement the catheter. Any individual who has the need of either male or female catheterization at their homes, a simple call will help to get a representative nurse to reach the doorsteps in the shortest possible time. The nurses are efficient in safely executing the process of urethral catheterization. They also serve the patients with the best possible information and guide them with the knowledge towards the maintenance of the catheter. A simple call to Care24 will enable the professional nurse to reach out to the customer’s place and take care of all the needs for the catheterization.

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