The nurse is caring for a patient with a condom catheter. Which nursing action is most important?
A. providing perineal care every shift
B. avoiding kinks in the collection tubing
C. ensuring that the velcro strap is snug, not tight
D. retracting the foreskin before the cather is applied
Ensuring that the velcro strap is snug, not tight
The anchoring device (velcro, elastic, self adhesive, inflatable ring) must be snug enough to prevent the condom from falling off, but not so tight that it interferes with blood circulation to the penis.