k. Discard disposable supplies and return reusable supplies and equipment to
the appropriate area.
l. Record that the catheter was removed, the time and date and by whom. Note
the amount, color, and clarity of the urine in the drainage bag. Also document all patient
teaching done and the patient's level of understanding.
m. After removal of the catheter, assess the patient for 24 hours for patterns of
urinary elimination. Note the time and amount of the first voided urine. Report any of
Inability to void within 8 to 10 hours.
Frequency, burning, dribbling, or hesitation in starting the stream of
Cloudiness or any other unusual color or characteristic of the urine.
n. Provide a level of fluids similar to the intake when the catheter was in place.
o. Record that the catheter was removed, the date and time, and by whom.
Catheterization can be done without embarrassment and with little discomfort for
both the male and female patient. Your observation of urinary output and
characteristics of the urine aids in early detection of infection or any other complications.
Always remember, you are accountable for responsible care and the safety of the