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
There are no other disclosures to declare.
Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.
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. Objectives:
- 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.