Basic Clinical Skills: Urethral Catheterization

This program has been updated to reflect practice change regarding inflation of catheter retention balloons prior to insertion of an indwelling urethral catheter. While this was once standard practice and remains common, it has become controversial and is no longer performed in many facilities.

This update of Medcom's classic basic skills program demonstrates and describes the process for performing a urethral catheterization. Both intermittent straight catheters and indwelling retention catheters are shown and discussed. The need for patient education and patient support during catheterization is emphasized. The techniques for performing catheter care and removal of a catheter are also shown and discussed.


Viewing this program will help the learner:
  • Identify straight catheters and retention catheters.
  • Describe the appropriate use of straight catheters and retention catheters.
  • Perform a urinary catheter insertion.
  • List infection control measures to take when inserting a urinary catheter.
  • Describe urinary catheter care.
  • Obtaining a urine specimen from a urinary catheter.
  • Remove a urinary catheter.
  • Describe information that should be documented when inserting and removing a urinary catheter
Price: $315.00 USD

Product ID: MED632
Media: DVD
Year: 2010
Duration: 27:07 minutes
Language: English
Tags: Basic Clinical Skills, Gastrointestinal Nursing Care
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