Nursing interventions designed to decrease the risk of infection in a client with an indwelling catheter include:
A . Cleanse area around the meatus twice a day
B . Empty the catheter drainage bag at least daily
C . Change the catheter tubing and bag every 48 hours
D . Maintain fluid intake of 1200C1500 mL every day
(A) Catheter site care is to be done at least twice daily to prevent pathogen growth at the catheter insertion site.
(B) Catheter drainage bags are usually emptied every 8 hours to prevent urine stasis and pathogen growth.
(C) Tubing and collection bags are not changed this often, because research studies have not demonstrated the efficacy of this practice.
(D) Fluid intake needs to be in the 2000C2500 mL range if possible to help irrigate the bladder and prevent infection.