Urinary Catheter: Suprapubic Catheter Care

   1. Perform hand hygiene.
   2. Evaluate suprapubic site for infection.
   3. Prepare supplies and cleansing agent as for application of dry dressing.
   4. Cleanse site in circular pattern.
   5. Cleanse base of catheter, moving up and away from insertion site.
   6. With sterile-gloved hand, apply split gauze around catheter and tape in place.
   7. Secure catheter to abdomen.
   8. Verify correct placement of bag and tubing.
   9. PATIENT ALERT  Careful assessment of the suprapubic catheter for infection or obstruction is essential to          prevent injury to the patient.