Although urinary catheters are part of every urology nurse's practice, they are rarely the focus of training. This program educates urologic nurses in understanding how urinary catheters function, how they interact with the body, as well as troubleshooting common urinary catheterization complications. Special emphasis is placed on managing common (and not so common) complications due to long-term urinary catheterizations. The education and management of patients performing intermittent catheterizations is also covered.
Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information:
Contact hours available until 10/2/24.
Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online nursing continuing professional development evaluation. You will be able to print your NCPD certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.
Disclosure of relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies (planners, faculty/speakers, reviewers):
Planning Committee Disclosures: Hillary Durstein, MSN, APRN, NP-C, CUNP discloses that she is a speaker for Hollister and Cardinal Health.
There are no other Planning Committee disclosures to declare.
Speaker Disclosures: Todd Thompson, MSN, RN-BC discloses that he is a consultant for Coloplast.
There are no other speaker disclosures to declare.
Commercial Support: No commercial support declared.
Accreditation Statement: The Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates (SUNA) is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
SUNA accreditation is reciprocal in the states and specialty organizations that recognize the ANCC-COA accreditation process. SUNA is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 5556. Accreditation and approved provider status of NCPD does not imply ANCC-COA approval or endorsement of any product, advertising, or educational content. SUNA urges all participants to be aware of the requirements for re-licensure in the states in which they hold a license.
Learning Outcome: After completing this learning activity, the participant will be able to identify techniques for insertion, removal, and management of urinary catheters.
Nurse, Case Manager,
Southern Arizona VA Healthcare System
DNP, APRN, AGPCNP-BC, CCRN,