The types of urinary catheters used in a community or home care setting and the advantages and disadvantages of each type of catheter will be described. Research evidence and evidence-based practice guidelines for managing care of patients with long-term urinary catheters will be reviewed and methods and resources for minimizing sediment and infections (CAUTIs) in patients with long-term catheter placement will be discussed.
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
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List types of urinary catheters, indications for their use, and compare advantages and disadvantages of each of them.
Discuss evidence-based practice guidelines and research for managing care of patients with long-term urinary catheters (suprapubic and bladder [foley]).
Describe strategies for minimizing sediment, CAUTI, insertion problems as well as management of complications such as autonomic dysreflexia.