Place urine in sterile specimen cup.
(e) Unclasp catheter.
Label specimen, and send to laboratory with requisition.
Document the procedure.
Obtain straight catheter collection.
(a) Wash your hands and don sterile gloves, and prepare supplies,
using sterile technique--wrap the edges of the sterile drape around the gloved hands.
(b) Place sterile drape under patient's buttocks (figure 4-3).
Figure 4-3. Place sterile drape under buttocks.
(c) Open the lubricant container; add antiseptic (usually iodine
solution) to the cotton balls.
(d) Lubricate the catheter about 1.5 to 2 inches (3.5 to 5 cm).