To reduce urethral irritation, where should the nurse tape the female client’s Foley catheter?
1. Inner thigh.
2. Groin area.
3. Lower abdomen.
4. Lower thigh.
To reduce urethral irritation and allow drainage, the nurse should tape the Foley catheter to a female client’s inner thigh. Taping the catheter also prevents excessive traction against the bladder neck.
Taping the catheter to the groin or lower abdomen would not allow for proper drainage and would cause urethral discomfort. Taping the catheter to the lower thigh would pull on the catheter and cause urethral irritation.
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