Five Key Tips When Using a Catheter Retaining Strap.
Proper securement of an indwelling catheter is essential to prevent urethral trauma. NICE Guidelines stipulate that, where an indwelling catheter is in use, a fixation device must also be in place.
Here are five key tips for when using a catheter retaining strap.
1. Sizing is Key
Ensure the catheter retaining strap fits snugly, without being too tight. You want to strike the balance of it fitting securely, without it being overtightened and causing subsequent problems with circulation in the leg. The GB Fix-it comes in 4 sizes, and each one can be cut down to get the sizing right for you.
2. Change Regularly and Reuse the Straps
3. Secure the Catheter Properly
4. Maintain a Closed Link Drainage System
5. Do Not Remove When Taking a Bath or Shower
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