Course Outline

Relationship to High Intensity Daily Personal Activities.

This module supports delivery of the urinary catheter management (In-dwelling Urinary catheter, In-out Catheter, and Suprapubic Catheter) practice standard.

CONTEXT: A support plan for urinary catheter management has been developed and is overseen by a relevant health practitioner, and each participant is involved in the assessment and development of their support plan.

LEARN ABOUT; Types of urinary catheter, components, and functions; specific techniques (positioning) to support the use of a urinary catheter; basic anatomy, stoma care, what risks to look for and action required to respond to risks, incidents, and emergencies.

TRAINING: In addition to general training in a range of different types of urinary catheters and related support requirements, workers will be encouraged to follow the self-assessment tool for reflection and development It may be required by your employer for you to have initial supervised practice, to meet the specific needs of each participant you support including the appropriate use of equipment.

SCOPE: This may include insertion and removal of an intermittent catheter with oversight by a health practitioner. Insertion of in-dwelling and suprapubic catheters should be done by a health practitioner.

Nurses and Nursing Education - Urinary Catheters

Preparation Skills & Knowledge

  • Understands the support plan, specific support requirements for example, type of catheterisation, timing of catheter drainage.
  • Checks with the participant on their expectations, capacity and preferences for being involved in the delivery of support.
  • Prepares for hygiene and infection control. PPE
  • Checks with the participant on their preferences for communication, including the use of aids, devices and/or methods.

Preparation Skills & Knowledge

  • Checks that required equipment and consumables are available and ready for use.
  • Recognises the intensely personal nature of this type of support and makes sure the participant is ready to receive support in the least intrusive way.
  • Potential complications, treatment and when to escalate.
  • Documentation

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