Catheter Care and Maintenance Quiz

AHRQ Safety Program for Long-Term Care: HAIs/CAUTI

1. During catheter care, gloves only need to be worn if you are emptying the urine drainage bag.
☐ True          ☐ False

2. Hand hygiene does not need to be performed if you are wearing gloves.
☐ True          ☐ False

3. Only trained staff should empty urine drainage bags and rinse/store urine collection containers.
☐ True          ☐ False

4. If a resident lives in a single-occupant room, there is no need to include their name or identifier on the bath basin or urine collection container.
☐ True          ☐ False

5. It is good practice to disinfect the drainage bag sampling port before obtaining a urine sample.
☐ True          ☐ False

6. Catheters and drainage bags should not be changed at routine, fixed intervals.
☐ True          ☐ False

7. Leg bags can be used to improve resident comfort, mobility, and/or dignity.
☐ True          ☐ False

8. The periurethral area should be cleaned vigorously and with a special antimicrobial solution.
☐ True          ☐ False

9. Determine the catheter care error. Joe Shmoe, a certified nursing assistant (CNA) at Sunny Lane Nursing Home, is conducting a midday check on the residents he works with. Joe enters Mary’s room and assesses her catheter and drainage bag, touching it in the process. He notices that Mary’s bag needs emptying and leaves the room to gather supplies.

10. Determine the catheter care error. Sue Me, a CNA at Sunny Lane Nursing Home, is doing her midday check on the residents she works with. She performs hand hygiene and dons gloves before entering Bill Board’s room. Sue notices that Bill’s drainage bag needs to be emptied and she places the bag on the elevated table while she gathers the necessary supplies. Sue empties the drainage bag into an unlabeled collection container and discards the urine. Sue discards her gloves and performs hand hygiene before leaving Bill’s room.

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Internet Citation: Catheter Care and Maintenance Quiz. Content last reviewed March 2017. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/quality-resources/tools/cauti-ltc/modules/implementaion/education-bundles/indwelling-urinary-catheteruse/catheter-care-quiz.html