Urinary catheterization is a common procedure in the inpatient setting. While there are specific indications that necessitate the use of catheters, their use is not without risk to the patient. Indications for catheter use, present age, disease-specific considerations, and steps that can minimize complications and promote catheter safety from the time of insertion throughout use are presented.
Contact hours available until 11/7/18.
Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation. You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.
Speaker Disclosures: • Phyllis Sheldon, MS, CNS-BC, CUCNS - Speakers Bureau: Hollister, Inc. Continence Care Confidential
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.
Learning Outcome: At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be able to implement interventions that will minimize the incidence of CAUTI, associated with an indwelling urinary catheter IUC.