Why is meatal cleansing important?
The meatus is the opening where urine leaves the body. When
a Foley catheter is inserted to help drain urine, it is important to make sure
that the meatus is kept clean and that the cleansing is separate from bathing and
incontinence care processes using clean technique.
is Clean Technique?
technique is used in many hospitals to separate bathing and incontinence clean
up from the meatal cleansing process.
How can I cleanse the meatus?
Cleansing Cloths for the Foley-Catheterized patient are designed to gently
cleanse the meatus. Each non-resealable package contains two ultra-soft cloths
to cleanse the skin without water or a basin, helping reduce contamination and
M-Care is also pH-balanced. The pH scale ranges from 0-14
and measures how acidic or basic a substance is. Normal, healthy skin has a pH
between 4.5 to 5.5. M-Care?s gentle formula is within the range of healthy skin
to soothe your loved one?s delicate skin.
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