Upon successful completion of this course, attendees will learn all the techniques for maximizing safety and independence with intermittent catheterization for the female patient. The course will start by providing an overview of the anatomy and physiology as it relates to the urinary system. Attendees will learn about all the catheter types and clinical reasoning for each catheter. The course will cover both sterile and clean intermittent catheterization techniques as well as adaptive tools and strategies to increase their client's independence with bladder management.
- Compare and contrast open and closed system catheters for female patients.
- List two strategies to identify the urethra for accurate insertion of a catheter.
- Summarize the steps for both clean and sterile intermittent catheterization for the female patient.
- Identify two modifications or assistive technology to assist female patients with learning to complete self intermittent catheterization.
Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants: AppleTree CEU is an AOTA approved provider - Provider #0000000033. This course is approved for 1.0 contact hours or 0.10 AOTA CEUs - Course ID 04419. This course contains beginner level content and is classified under both Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process.
The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
Registered Nurses & Licensed Vocational Nurses: AppleTree CEU, LLC is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by Louisiana State Nurses Association Approver Unit, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. LSNA Provider No. 4003249. This activity provides 1.0 contact hour of credit. To receive contact hours, you must attend the entire education, complete a post-test with a score of 80% or higher and completion of evaluation form.
Disclosures – Mr. Despommier and the nurse planner responsible for planning and developing the education have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
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11:30 am Registration
12:00-1:00 Intermittent Catheterization
- Causes of urinary retention
- Anatomy and physiology of the urinary system
- Interdisciplinary approach
- Therapy role
- Straight tip
- Closed system
Self Intermittent Catheterization
- Sterile and clean technique
- Assistive technology/Adaptive tools
Course Completion Requirements
Certificates are provided upon successful completion of the course and evaluation form.
Intermittent Catheterization for the Female Patient Individual Registrant
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