Advanced Bladder Management

This course includes essential information for nurses that work in various healthcare environments, including long-term care, home health, and acute care. Along with teaching procedures associated with indwelling urinary catheters, this course also contains information about urinalysis, urine cultures, preventing urinary tract infections, and treatment of catheter-associated UTIs.

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Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. State at least 3 symptoms of urinary tract infection.
  2. List 3 items to include in documentation following indwelling urinary catheter irrigation.
  3. Identify the most effective way to prevent catheter associated urinary tract infection.


Chapter 1: Suprapubic Catheters

Chapter 2: Suprapubic Catheters – Initial Tube Change

Chapter 3: Suprapubic Catheters – Subsequent Changes

Chapter 4: Foley Catheters - Intermittent Irrigation

Chapter 5: Foley Catheters - Continuous Bladder Irrigation

Chapter 6: Condom (Texas) Catheters

Chapter 7: Intermittent (“In-and-Out”) Self-Catheterization

Chapter 8: Risk Factors Associated with Indwelling Urinary Catheters

Chapter 9: Symptoms of UTI, Interpreting Urinalysis and Urine Culture

Chapter 10: References

  • California Bill 241
  • Implicit Bias in Healthcare
  • What is Implicit Bias?
  • Implications of Implicit Bias in Healthcare
  • How to Reduce Implicit Bias

Price: $12.00

Contact Hour: 1

Course Author

Carrie Bennett

Carrie Bennett has twenty years of experience as a registered nurse in the fields of orthopedics, long term care, chronic ventilator care, nursing education and health care informatics.  She earned both her BSN and MSN at California State University Dominguez Hills.  

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