The PostCare Urinary Video Series

Urinary Tasks

Care and Drainage of a Leg Bag

How Do You Handle the Care and Drainage of a Leg Bag? Wash and dry your hands. Put on disposable gloves. Place a paper towel under the connection of the catheter to the drainage tube. Disconnect th...

Urinary Tasks

Care of Suprapubic Catheter

How Do You Take Care of a Suprapubic Catheter? During your surgery, a suprapubic catheter was inserted through your lower abdomen into your bladder. The catheter helps your bladder rest and heal. I...

Urinary Tasks

Closed Urinary Drainage System

What is a Closed Urinary Drainage System? A closed urinary drainage system consists of a catheter inserted into the urinary bladder and connected via tubing to a drainage bag. The catheter is retai...

Urinary Tasks

Emptying a Urinary Drainage Bag

How Do You Empty a Urinary Drainage Bag? The drainage bag should be emptied at least daily, more often if it fills, in order to prevent infection in the system, reduce odors, and keep the system...

Urinary Tasks

Recording Urine Output

How Do You Record Urine Output? Following surgery, you may have a suprapubic catheter or be on a program of intermittent self- catheterization as your bladder recovers from the effects of surgery. ...

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