HomeGrown Solution: Repurposing Urinary Catheter to IV Site
HomeGrown Solution Number
Identification of the Problem
- Promote sustainable development by repurposing existing urinary catheters for new use
- Increase realism during simulation scenarios
- Latex urinary catheter
- Foam craft sheet
- IV extension tube
- Bedside drainage bag
- Hook and loop fastener
Steps to Creating the Solution
Tie a knot on the tip of the urinary catheter.
Secure a J loop of the urinary catheter on the foam craft sheet.
Insert the IV cannula through the foam craft sheet into the urinary catheter.
Secure the IV site by Tegaderm. This can be hidden under clothing.
Attach a bedside drainage bag to a urinary catheter for the collection of IV fluid.
Secure the IV site to the manikin or standardized participant using the hook and loop fastener.