Indwelling urine catheter Home care (1283)

Key points below

What do I need to know at home?

How do I care for the catheter?

For an infant or young child



Call your child’s doctor, nurse, or clinic if you have any questions or concerns or if your child has:

  • The catheter falls out.
  • A temperature over 101.5oF (38.5oC).
  • A catheter that is not draining, even after you have tried these directions.
  • Special health care needs that were not covered by this information.