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What is the proper straight catheterization procedure?

I need to do this for my father, can someone give me a basic run down?


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The Process of Urinary Catheterization

Urinary catheterization is a process in which a slim tube usually made of latex, silicone or polyurethane called a catheter is inserted into a person’s bladder through the urethra. The catheter is then used to drain a patient’s urine from the bladder into a collection bag. This is done for a variety of different reasons. It can be done if the patient lacks the ability to go to the bathroom without additional help. It can also be used if the doctor wants to take urine samples over a period of...

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