Suprapubic Bladder Catheterization

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What you'll learn

Every year, around 5 million patients in acute, intensive, and long term care facilities need catheterization due to some or other reasons. The ability to insert a urinary catheter is an essential and most important skill in medicine. Years ago, they were used in chronically, medically compromised older adults. Urinary catheterization is one of the most commonly performed procedures in healthcare, which allows the patient’s urine to drain freely from the bladder.

Nowadays, these catheterizations are used in-home care settings due to the increasing number of older adults. This also helps in injecting few liquids used for diagnosis and treatment of bladder conditions. The procedure may be used for diagnostic purposes or therapeutically – for example, to relieve urinary retention, instill the medication, or provide lavage. During the catheterization procedure, a latex, polyurethane, or silicone tube is known as a urinary catheter is inserted into a patient’s bladder via the urethra.

When placement of a urethral catheter is contraindicated or unsuccessful, suprapubic urinary bladder catheterization is commonly performed, where the catheter is introduced through an incision in the lower abdomen. Knowledge on what is urinary catheterization, when it is contraindicated, indications of suprapubic bladder catheterization, who can perform this procedure, incisions and their anatomy etc are very important for health care professionals as this is a common procedure in both intensive care units and in acute care units. Including both Learn and Test modes, the online simulator offers a scenario that tests your ability to perform a suprapubic bladder catheterization.

Who should attend?

  • General practitioners
  • Primary care physicians
  • Undergraduate medical students (Interns)
  • Postgraduate students in medicine
  • Nurses,
  • Life science graduates

Key concepts covered include:

An overview of

  • To practice and perfect your skills in performing a suprapubic catheterization, while maintaining an aseptic technique
  • To visualize the key anatomical structures
  • How to insert the introducer into the bladder
  • To identify the proper catheter type and size
  • How to withdraw the cannula

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