Management of Indwelling Urinary Catheters

Management of Indwelling Urinary Catheters

Management of Indwelling Urinary Catheters

Management of Indwelling Urinary Catheters

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There are different types of urinary catheters; however, indwelling urinary catheters are the most common medical device used in healthcare facilities. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) is the most prevalent healthcare-associated infection. This course will provide an overview of indwelling urinary catheters, discuss the prevalence of complications related to indwelling urinary catheters, and review evidence-based guidelines in the documentation, insertion, maintenance, and specimen collection of indwelling urinary catheters.

COURSE INFORMATION

30 minValid for 12 monthsCreated 2020-02-21Updated 2020-05-20

Course Objectives

  • Describe the different types of urinary catheters.
  • Explain the potential complications of indwelling urinary catheters.
  • Understand the prevalence of indwelling urinary catheter use and complications from indwelling urinary catheter use.
  • Identify best-practice in the management of indwelling urinary catheters.

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