Get help from a health care professional, or talk to your supervisor or care coordinator if the catheter has come out.
If a person's catheter has come out, they may not be able to pass urine at all. You must get help straight away.
A catheter should be held firmly in place using a catheter strap, known as a cath strap, or an adhesive device. Check their continence care plan to see how the catheter is meant to be held in place. You need to know what type of catheter strap or adhesive device is being used to hold the catheter and how it works.
A pulling catheter can cause damage to the delicate skin around the genitals and inside the urethra. If you're not sure about something, ask for help from a continence nurse advisor or other health care professional.
To stop the catheter from pulling out, check that:
When there is no catheter strap or adhesive device, you should check:
Need more help? Call the National Continence Helpline on 18OO 33 OO 66 and talk to a continence nurse advisor.
This information is not a substitute for independent professional advice.