When you are providing care to the woman who is catheterised, understand that she may feel some discomfort in her bladder area. Reassure her to reduce anxiety by explaining why you want to keep the catheter in place.

You should also keep her clean by wiping away any urine that might have leaked from the catheter; this may make her wet and embarrass her, or irritate her skin and also increase her anxiety.

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