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Due to the increasing numbers of cases of coronavirus across the UK, we have suspended all visiting to The Royal Marsden apart from specific circumstances. Read here for more information.

Attaching a catheter valve

Do you have a urinary catheter and wish to attach or replace a catheter valve? This film will refresh your knowledge in how to attach the valve.

For this procedure you require:

  • Someone who has been taught to perform this procedure
  • Alcohol hand gel if available
  • Catheter Valve
  • Alcohol wipe
  • Waste bag

Changing a suprapubic catheter

This short film will refresh your knowledge on changing a suprapubic catheter.

For this procedure you require:

  • Someone who has been taught to perform this procedure
  • Sterile pack containing gallipots, receiver, gauze swabs, disposable towels, forceps
  • Disposable pad
  • 0.9% sodium chloride for cleansing
  • Alcohol-based hand rub 
  • Thigh strap for tethering
  • Sterile gloves
  • Sterile water
  • Selection of appropriate catheters
  • Syringe (as required to obtain a urine sample)
  • Sterile anaesthetic or lubricating jelly
  • Universal specimen container
  • Drainage bag and straps or catheter valve
  • Clean towel or similar

How to flush ureteric stents

This film refreshes your skills on flushing ureteric stents.

For this procedure you require:

  • Someone who has been taught to perform this procedure
  • 0.9% sodium chloride
  • Blunt needle or bander stent connectors
  • 10ml luer lock or luer tip syringe
  • Sterile gauze
  • Alcohol-based hand rub
  • Blunt disposable clamps
  • Alcohol (chlorhexidine) wipe
  • Replacement drainage bag
  • Sterile pack