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050 - Hands-on Potpourri for Clinical Urology Nurses

‐ Oct 11, 2013 4:15pm

This preconference is tailored for nurses and associates who are relatively new to the field of urology or those who feel they need a refresher. This workshop will provide information regarding urologic prosthetics, handling cysto equipment, ostomy, pessary facts and fitting, and catheter review. Hands-on instruction will be provided on proper set up and assisting in cystoscopic examinations. Choosing the proper type and size of urinary catheters to be used in varied situations will be discussed and proper placement reviewed. The proper care of urostomies and catheterization of urostomies will be demonstrated. Special care and consideration, as well as proper placement of pessaries will be demonstrated and practiced on site. Lastly, adequate functioning and troubleshooting of urologic prosthetics, including artificial urinary sphincters and inflatable prosthesis will be practiced. This session will be valuable to those nurses and associates in the inpatient as well as the outpatient urology setting. 

Contact hours available until 10/11/2015.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.

Faculty, Planners, and Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Planning Commitee Disclosures:
    Lee Ann Boyd, MSN, ARNO-C, CUNP / Presenter Bureau :Warner Chilcott
    Leanne Schimke, MSN, CRNP-C CUNP/ Presenter :Amgen-Xgeva, Warner Chilott

Speaker disclosures:

Lee Ann Boyd, MSN, ARNP-C, CUNP   
Presenter Bureau: Warner Chilcott

Eileen Young, BSN, RN, CNOR   
Other Financial: Employed by Olympus America Inc.

There are no other disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Accreditation Statement:
Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

SUNA is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number, CEP 5556.   

  • Identify the types of urostomy pouches.
  • Describe common urostomy problems and solutions.
  • Demonstrate the proper way to handle urology endoscopes and accessories
  • Describe the various types of pessaries.
  • List steps to selection of pessaries and fitting.
  • Discuss pessary management, complications and follow up.
  • Name the most common prosthetics used in a urology setting.
  • List 4 complications that may be encountered following urologic prosthetic surgery.
  • List the different catheters.