ACC Course: Changing Urinary Catheters with Kate McLeod

A urinary catheter is a hollow tube that is inserted into the bladder to drain urine from the bladder. There are various reasons why a person receiving care might require a catheter. They include urinary retention, to bypass an obstruction or to maintain skin integrity when all conservation methods have failed. 

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In the course Changing Urinary Catheters, we are joined by Subject Matter Expert Kate McLeod who is a Senior Clinical Nurse Advisor in Chronic and Complex Care (Continence). 

Kate explains the routes of catheterisation and the types of catheters used, demonstrates how to set up and insert a female, male and suprapubic catheter and discusses how to monitor a catheter once insitu and troubleshooting strategies. 

This course is supported with a suite of learning resources as well as skill assessments on setting up and inserting a female, male and suprapubic catheter. It is a highly instructional course that is a valuable teaching tool for staff new to catheterisation or as a great refresher for an experienced staff member who hasn’t performed the procedure for some time.

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