Indwelling Urinary Catheters for Healthcare Assistants (Microlearning)

09-27-2018 03:16 AM

Course Description

There are times when it becomes necessary to assist in urinary elimination for residents by using indwelling catheters. Nursing assistants provide daily care of the catheter when the resident has an indwelling catheter for urinary drainage. This care is necessary to help minimize the risk of catheter-associated urinary tract infections.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the course, the learner will be able to:

  • Understand indwelling urinary catheters
  • Identify the fifteen steps for routine catheter care
  • Understand the infection risk and the common signs of infection that occur
Intended Audience

This educational activity was developed for healthcare assistants and certified nursing assistants (CNAs).

Course Information

This is a microlearning course. Microlearning is an approach to learning new information in small segments of 3-15 minutes in length. This course is mobile-friendly!

There is no CE associated with this course. A certificate of completion is awarded, but no contact hours are awarded.

Course Authors

This course was written by Brenda Kozak, MSN, RN, CNE.

Brenda is a certified nurse educator with 18 years of clinical experience and has her Master’s degree in Nursing Education.