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- Insert a Coude catheter
- Utilizing sterile scissors, cut the tip of the foley catheter in half to enable to pass past the prostate
- Discuss suprapubic catheter placement with the physician
- Place an external urinary drainage device instead
Utilizing a Coude Catheter, which has a slanted tip, enables it to pass by the smaller opening and curve around the prostate for successful insertion. Cutting a Foley catheter would be inappropriate and unsafe. A suprapublic catheter is not indicated. An external urinary drainage device would not address his urinary retention.
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