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    my patient has a foley cath w a 4000cc bag.he stays alone at night.sometimes it overfills.would it be too risky...for infection to leave the spout open and draining into a bucket overnight?

  • #2
    i use a nite bag hose adapted to a 5 litre jug.


    • #3
      No, this is a poor practice; it significantly increases his risk for UTIs. How much fluid is he taking daily that he puts out more than 4000cc. during the night?? This is a huge amount of urine.

      The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.


      • #4
        Could you connect another drainage bag to the outlet of the first? I've seen people do this before with a leg bag.
        C5 as of 6-13- 2010