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Urinary Catheter Care

Author: Dana Bartlett, BSN, MSN, MA, CSPI

Course Created: 2013

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Duration: 1 hours
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Course Summary

This CNA inservice covers urinary catheter care including: (1) basic information about the anatomy and physiology of the urinary tract and urinary system; (2) concepts of prevention of infection and sterility, and; (3) specific techniques that are used to care for the patient who has a urinary catheter.

Course Format

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Course Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Urinary Tract and Urinary System
  • The In-dwelling Urinary Catheter System
  • Why Does a Patient Need a Urinary Catheter System
  • The Basics of Urinary Catheter Care
  • Specific Techniques and Responsibilities of Care for the Patient with an In-Dwelling Urinary Catheter

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the components of the urinary system and the urinary tract.
  • Identify the primary function of the components of the urinary system/urinary tract.
  • Identify two tests used to evaluate kidney and urinary tract functioning.
  • Identify the two basic reasons for insertion of an in-dwelling urinary catheter.
  • Identify complications associated with in-dwelling catheters.


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