It involves the use of an external catheter or condom connected to a urinary drainage system for incontinent males.
The condom is a soft, pliable rubber sheath that slips over the penis. A strap of elastic adhesive is placed around the top of the condom to secure it.
· To collect urine and control urinary incontinence
· To permit the client physical activity while controlling urinary incontinence
· To prevent skin irritation as a result of urine incontinence
· Identify male clients who require control of incontinence
· Assess client’s mental status to determine ability to cooperate with procedure Inspect penis for irritation or areas of skin breakdown from previous incontinence
· Measure diameter of the penile shaft to determine appropriate catheter size
· Determine clients activity level and need for continuous drainage system for urine collection
· Urinary drainage bag with tubing.
· Condom sheathe.
· Drape (e.g. Sheet or bath blanket)
· Clean gloves.
· Basin with warm water soap. (to clean the perineum)
· Wash cloth, towel, (to clean the perineum)
· Elastic tape/Velcro strip. (to secure condom catheter)
· Assemble the urinary drainage bag for attachment to the condom sheath
· Roll the condom outward onto itself to facilitate easier application
· This flap is applied around the urinary meatus to prevent the reflux of urine
· Position the client in either a supine or a sitting position