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Which is the most suitable option here?
When placing an indwelling urinary catheter in a female client, the nurse should advance the catheter ________ far into the urethra.



A. ½″ (1 cm)
B. 2″ (5 cm)
C. 6″ (15 cm)
D. 8″ (20 cm)

This question is part of basic physical care (part 1)

Asked by Henry, Last updated: Aug 03, 2020

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered Sep 09, 2016

2″ (5 cm)-rationale: in a female client, the nurse should advance an indwelling urinary catheter 2 to 3 (5 to 7.5 cm) into the urethra. in a male client, the nurse should advance the catheter 6 to 8.client needs category: safe, effective care environmentclient needs subcategory: safety and infection controlcognitive level: knowledgereference: craven, r.f., and hirnle, c.j. fundamentals of nursing: human health and function, 5th ed. philadelphia: lippincott williams & wilkins, 2007, p. 1105.
 

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