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Urethra Gauge™ Instructions:

These are the Instructions for Inserting the Urethra Gauge™...

  1. Obtain gauge from Urethra Gauge™ manufacturer.
  2. Urethra Gauge™ is stocked on urinary catheter cart/clean utility room on each unit in the hospital.
  3. Use sterile technique.
  4. Remove Urethra Gauge™ from sterile packaging, follow directions per manufacturer guidelines.
  5. Insert Urethra Gauge™ into urethra. [5 Newtons of Force -or-  (until resistance is met)].
  6. Observe markings on Urethra Gauge™ for correct measurement.
  7. Remove Urethra Gauge™ from patient's urethra.
  8. If durable product, send Urethra Gauge™ to (sterilization procedure department SPD).
  9. If disposable product, dispose of Urethra Gauge™ in proper waster container according to your facilities waste management policies/procedures.
  10. Chart your assessment data in the patient's medical record. (e.g. Patient's urethra measured 14 French Units)
  11. Place Indwelling Urinary Catheter "Foley Catheter" -or- Straight Catheter per hospital protocol using assessment data obtained by Urethra Gauge™.
  12. Document your intervention in patient medical record:

Example:

(A number 14 French "Foley" Catheter was placed after measuring the inner circumference of the patients urethra with a Urethra Gauge™, patient tolerated treatment, catheter draining clear yellow urine.)

 

 

A "Urethra Gauge" is used to measure the circumference of the urethra prior to insertion of an indwelling urinary catheter/Foley catheter.



Medicine
Primum non nocere, a latin phrase which means do no harm. All medical students are taught in medical school, "First, do no harm."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Primum_non_nocere

Nursing
All nursing students are taught in nursing school: (to assess any given situation (prior to -or- before) (intervening) this is a quintessential point taught in nursing school.




1.) Only Medical professionals and/or licensed health-care professionals are legally allowed to insert a urinary catheter, indwelling urinary catheter/Foley catheter. A Doctor's order is required for the placement of an indwelling urinary catheter/Foley catheter.
2.) It is a known fact inserting a Foley catheter that is too large for a patient will cause urethra trauma (scarring of the urethra i.e. "urethra stricture").
3.) It is a known fact inserting a Foley catheter that is too small for a patient will create a "portal-of-entry" for invading bacteria/microbes/microorganisms i.e. ("ascending urinary tract infection", Urinary Tract Infection, UTI, U.T.I., Catheter associated urinary tract infection, CAUTI).
The Steps to insert an indwelling urinary catheter/Foley catheter.
  1. Obtain a Doctor's order to place a urinary catheter/Foley catheter.
  2. Assessment: Obtain and/or Assess the size of the urethra prior to insertion of Foley catheter, this is done with the use of a "Urethra Gauge". A urethra gauge is a tool that is used by health-care professionals to assess the size/measure the circumference of the urethra prior to insertion of urinary catheters, indwelling urinary catheters/Foley catheters.
  3. Browse the hospital/health-care facilities inventory of various sized catheters.
  4. Select the appropriate size catheter that corresponds to the measurement of the circumference of the urethra that was obtained using the "Urethra Gauge".
  5. Intervention: Insert urinary catheter, indwelling urinary catheter/Foley catheter after the measurement of the circumference of the urethra was obtained using a "Urethra Gauge".

Nursing Logic:

The circumference of the urethra is measured with a "Urethra Gauge" prior to the insertion of a Foley catheter. The assessment is the process of measuring the size of the urethra/circumference of urethra. The intervention is the placement of the properly sized indwelling urethra catheter.

Reasoning:

The man-made shoe relates to the foot is analogous to the man-made urinary catheter as it relates to the urethra.

Foot:Shoe
Urethra:Urinary Catheter

Think of the analogy of how feet relate to shoes, this is similar to the relationship of how the urethra relates to the urinary catheter/Foley catheter.

- A reasonable person wouldn't buy a pair of shoes without first measuring their feet. Because either the shoes would deform the feet if they were too small, or cause blistering of the toes/heels if the shoes were too large. One could imagine the pain of wearing improperly sized shoes. Correctly sized shoes would be worn regularly, as incorrectly sized shoes would be removed immediately.
Foot:Shoe
Urethra: Urinary Catheter
 

SI Unit of Measurement:

SI unit of Measurement is the most widely accepted means for measurement.
The inner circumference of the urethra can range is size from 2 millimeters to 50 millimeter's.

French Unit of Measurement:

A frequently used system of measurement has been the French Unit of measure which has been around since the 1400's. This unit of measure allows for a fast rough measurement, should not be used for precise measurement.




Most of the Catheters stocked in hospitals are:

[6Fr, 8Fr, 10Fr, 12Fr, 14Fr, 16Fr, 18Fr, 20Fr, 22Fr, 24Fr, 26Fr, 28Fr, 30Fr, 32Fr, 34Fr, 36Fr, 38Fr, 40Fr, 42Fr].

Example:

A person that has a circumferential measurement of the urethra of 9Fr finds themselves in a predicament because most hospitals only stock their hospitals with even sizes, thus the size of catheter available is either an 8 Fr or a 10Fr. Herein lies a potential problem in the availability of necessary equipment for the healthcare provider.

 

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