Learning Objectives. The risk of urinary catheterisation. Indications for catheterisation. Assessment of the individual. Legal issues, consent and documentation. Infection prevention and control. Catheter related equipment. Catheter care. Lubrication. Procedures. Trouble shooting and summary.
Suitable for: 16 years old and above
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Urinary catheterisation is an intervention performed by health care workers to enable emptying of the bladder, or instillation of a solution / medication, by insertion of a catheter. Although it is a common procedure, it carries many risks and is a significant cause of healthcare acquired infections.
Having completed this course, learners will understand what the Management of Urinary Catheterisation for Adults involves and they should also be able to apply the principles learnt in this course into practice.
- Anatomy of Urinary system.
- Reasons for Catheterisation – (male
- Psychological and social impact of
- Types of catheters/drainage systems
- Routine care of catheter/drainage
- Identification of potential problems.
- Standard Precautions.
- Assessment of Learning