The nurse is preparing to provide catheter care to a female patient with an in dwelling urinary catheter. After performing proper hand hygiene and placing the patient in a comfortable position, which of the following actions should the nurse perform?
a) cleanse length of catheter in circular motion
b) expose the urethras meats and catheter site
c) assess the urethral meats for inflammation or redness
d) wash the perineal tissue with soap and water