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What should a doctor do when obtaining a sterile urine specimen from a client's indwelling urinary catheter?

What should a doctor do when obtaining a sterile urine specimen from a client's indwelling urinary catheter?

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A. Aspirate urine from the tubing port, using a sterile syringe and needle.
B. Disconnect the catheter from the tubing and collect urine.
C. Open the drainage bag and pour out some urine.
D. Wear sterile gloves when collecting urine.

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered Sep 09, 2016

Aspirate urine from the tubing port, using a sterile syringe and needle.-rationale: to collect urine properly, the nurse should aspirate it from a port, using a sterile syringe and needle after cleaning the port. opening a closed urine-drainage system, which would occur if the nurse disconnected the catheter from the tubing or opened the drainage bag, would increase the risk of urinary tract infection. although standard precautions specify wearing gloves during contact with body fluids, the nurse need not wear sterile gloves for this procedure.client needs category: safe, effective care environmentclient needs subcategory: safety and infection controlcognitive level: comprehensionreference: taylor, c., et al. fundamentals of nursing: the art and science of nursing care, 6th ed. philadelphia: lippincott williams & wilkins, 2008, p. 1495.
 

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