(a) Sterile cotton balls.
Sterile specimen container.
Introduce yourself to the patient.
Identify patient by checking his identification band.
Explain the procedure to the patient.
Obtain the catheter port collection:
(a) Clamp tubing just below catheter port for about 30 minutes
(b) Return in 30 minutes and clean the port with alcohol prep.
(c) Insert needle into port at 30-degree angle, and withdraw 5 to 10 ml
of urine for a specimen (figure 4-2).
Figure 4-1. Clamp catheter port.
Figure 4-2. Insert needle into catheter port.