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What is the primary reason for taping an indwelling catheter laterally to the thigh of a male client?

This question is part of Urinary System Disorders | NCLEX Quiz 115
Asked by Santepro, Last updated: Jul 05, 2020

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Answered Sep 06, 2018

Eliminate pressure at the penoscrotal angle

The primary reason for taping an indwelling catheter to a male client soothe penis is held in a lateral position to prevent pressure at the penoscrotal angle. Prolonged pressure at the penoscrotal angle can cause a ureterocutaneous fistula.
 

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