Urinary catheterization refers to the process of inserting a urinary catheter (IDC) into the bladder through the urethra. It is done to carry your child’s urine from the bladder. The urine is collected into a drainage bag for disposal. The tube might come out through the kid’s abdomen and the urethra. It is often ordered when a patient is not able to empty their bladder.
Why Catheterization is Important for Kids?
Catheterization is performed for various purposes. For example, it is used to drain the urine buildup from the bladder or to treat any urinary problem. It also helps kids who are not able to a toilet generally.
How to Take Care of Your Kid with Catheterization at Home
Generally, catheters are removed by your doctor, but if your kid is required to leave a catheter in when they are at home, you will be advised how to care for the catheter and what to do if it comes out.
- Make sure to wash your hands before and after handling the catheter.
- The catheter tape should be kept securely.
- To help your kid urinate, make sure to hold the bag below the level of the bladder (may be on the floor if the child is sitting in a chair.)
- The tubing should become twisted or kinked in a spiral. This might restrict the flow of urine and lead to pain and discomfort.
- Tell your kids to take normal amounts of fluids.
In case of any doubt, make sure to contact your doctor.
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We understand that quality and precise diagnostic or lab findings are important for better clinical results. With our quality-oriented processes, we make sure that our services can comply with the standards set at the local and international levels. We also follow the AAP’s guidelines with the latest research and care.
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We are equipped with the latest lab technology operated by an experienced pathologist to ensure accurate results. These machines used in the collection, testing and tracking have let us quickly deliver test reports. Moreover, we stay up to date with the progress in the field of lab technology so that we ensure you the latest development in diagnostics.
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We are backed by highly trained and professional lab technicians and pediatricians.
Most of our tests are done in-house so that we can ensure you the quickest results possible.