This presentation reviews how chronic urinary catheterization fundamentally changes the urinary tract system and leads to the development of catheter bacterial colonization and discusses how biofilm and encrustation leads to clogging. Bedside techniques to evaluate chronic clogging, differential diagnosis of clogged catheters, and the appropriate use of antibiotics and other medications used to treat chronic clogging are discussed. Common interventions used to manage chronic clogging are discussed, along with how to develop a nursing care plan tailored for the particular type of organism causing the clogging.
Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information:
Contact hours available until 10/11/22.
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.
Faculty, Planners, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Planning Committee Disclosures: There are no Planning Committee disclosures to declare.
Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure: There are no speaker disclosures to declare.
Commercial Support and Sponsorship: No commercial support or sponsorship declared.
Accreditation Statement: Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates (SUNA) is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
The SUNA accreditation is reciprocal in the states and specialty organizations that recognize the ANCC-COA accreditation process. SUNA is also a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 5556. Accreditation and approved provider status of CE in nursing does not imply ANCC-COA approval or endorsement of any product, advertising, or educational content. SUNA urges all participants to be aware of the CE requirements for re-licensure in the states in which they hold a license.
Learning Outcome: After completing this education activity, the learner will be able to discuss how long-term catheters affect the urinary system, as well as identify common techniques to manage chronic clogging, and the effectiveness or lack of effectiveness of these techniques.
Nurse, Case Manager,
Southern Arizona VA Healthcare System