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General hygiene is important to prevent infection.
Reminder: DO NOT use powder or lotion around the catheter.
For cleaning by a caregiver
a. Prepare the following required items:
Reminder: Empty the urine bag when it is half-filled
b. Wash your hands with soap and water before and after emptying of the urine bag.
c. Wipe the drainage port with an alcohol swab.
d. Release the valve of the drainage port and drain urine into the measuring jug. Wipe the port with another alcohol swab prior to closing the valve.
e. Close the valve and wipe the drainage port with a new alcohol swab.
f. Measure the amount of urine drained if necessary.
Change the urine bag only when it is damaged, leaking or contains heavy sediments, or when there is no urine flow.
a. Wash your hands with soap and water before and after changing of the urine bag.
b. Ensure the urine bag is empty (refer to Point 4 if you need to empty the urine bag).
c. Clean the urine catheter connector and urine bag tubing using a new alcohol swab.
d. Pinch the urine catheter tubing using your thumb and index finger. Disconnect the catheter using a twisting motion.
e. Clean the urine catheter connector with a new alcohol swab.
f. Insert the new drainage tubing into the catheter connector without touching the tubing directly.
What happens when there is no urine draining into the urine bag and what should I do about it?
Why is there leakage from the catheter and how should I solve this?
How frequently does the urinary catheter need to be changed?
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