How Do You Irrigate a Suprapubic Catheter?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 26, 2020 5:27:30 AM ET

To irrigate a suprapubic catheter, use the outside casing of a syringe to pass saline solution through the suprapubic tube and bladder. The saline solution washes any mucus in the tube out through the Foley catheter and into the drainage bag. To prevent infection, focus on sterility when self-irrigating a suprapubic catheter.