What is a Urinary Catheter?
A urinary catheter is a hollow, flexible tube-like equipment fixed into the bladder through the urethra to allow urine to drain from the bladder and get collected into a bag attached to the end of the tube. The whole process of inserting a catheter and changing it timely is known as the process of urinary catheterisation. A catheter can vary in size and type, they can be made up of rubber, plastic and silicon. This equipment is used when a person is unable to empty their bladder on their own. If the bladder isn’t emptied, urine buildup can lead to pressure in the kidneys. The pressure might result in kidney failure, which can promote permanent and severe damage to the kidneys. Only professional and qualified physicians and nurses can work with Urinary catheters. If you have your patient recovering at home only, Nursing Services at Home might come in handy. We provide GNM/BSC qualified and ICU-trained nurses at home trained enough to perform urinary catheterisation.
Why are Urinary catheters used?
A urinary catheter is usually recommended by a physician/doctor under the following circumstances-
If a person faces incontinence in urine.
When a person is unable to control when urinating.
When an individual suffers from urinary retention.
Some of the reasons why an individual fails to urinate on their own can include-
Blockage in urine flow due to the following:
Stones in the kidney or bladder.
Recent prostate gland surgery.
Unhealthy enlargement of the prostate gland.
Noticeable blood clots in the urine.
Genital area surgeries like hip fractures.
A hysterectomy is basically an injury to the nerves of a certain bladder.
A severe injury in the spinal cord.
Certain conditions impair a person’s function of the brain, namely dementia.
medications that can affect the ability of your bladder muscles to squeeze, causing urine to stuck in your bladder.
What is the role of the nurse in urinary catheterisation?
Nursing services at home also include Urinary catheterization, yes you can Hire Male Nurse for a female according to the comfort of your dearest sick family member. A professional and trained nurse looks after all the mentioned activities related to Urinary catheterization.
Catheter safety- To oversee the placement of the catheter, stated in centimeters, should be documented and assessed every shift. A sterile dressing is placed over the insertion site and the nurse also monitors if a catheter is taped in place.
Patient’s Mobility, positioning, and postures- In certain medical situations, the movement of the patient is easy and even recommended by the doctors as well, Hire Female Nurse or a male one to help your ailing patient to get out of bed and sit. The nurse is responsible for positioning the patient in such a manner that avoids dislodging the catheter.
Assisting the patient with complications linked to urinary catheterization- Nursing services at home ensure the safety of the patient against the complications of catheterization. An all-time nurse assures the safety of a patient against the following complications or risk factors-
Balloon Rupture caused by overinflating.
Pulmonary artery rupture. etc.
Dial 8010380380 to engage with the nursing services at home. Apart from this, you can hire a male nurse/female nurse for a one-time visit just for the insertion, changing or removal of urinary catheters.