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Female Bladder Catheterization for Medical Professionals

Medical Professional - Clinical > Minimally Invasive Procedures
This module covers the technique of female urethral bladder catheterization.

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Urinary catheterization is one of the most commonly performed procedures in healthcare, which allows the patient's urine to drain freely from the bladder. The procedure may be used for diagnostic purposes or therapeutically - for example, to relieve urinary retention, instill medication, or provide lavage. During the catheterization procedure, a latex, polyurethane, or silicone tube known as a urinary catheter is inserted into a patient's bladder via the urethra. While the basic principles underlying urethral catheterization are gender-neutral, this module covers the technique of female bladder catheterization, including certain aspects of the procedure that require attention in the female urethra. Including both Learn and Test modes, the online simulator offers a scenario that tests your ability to perform a female bladder catheterization. Practice the steps of the procedure as often as you want until you are confident.

If you are not a medical student or physician, you may prefer the other version of this module, which includes all the procedural information needed by professionals in other roles: /shop/clinical/medicinenursing/urinary-bladder-catheterization/female-urinary-bladder-catheterization

You’ll learn

  • to practice and perfect your skills in performing a female bladder catheterization, while maintaining an aseptic technique
  • to visualize the key anatomical structures used during a female bladder catheterization, with our 3D anatomy model
  • to identify the proper catheter type and size
  • to identify potential complications from catheterization
  • much more (see Content Details for more specific information)
Step 1 - Preparation
Step 1.1 - Tray preparation
Step 1.2 - Patient preparation
Step 1.3 - Operator preparation
Step 2 - Test the equipment and prepare the operative area
Step 2.1 - Test the equipment
Step 2.2 - Prepare the operative area
Step 3 - Lubricate the catheter tip
Step 4 - Insert the catheter into the bladder
Step 5 - Secure the catheter
  • Describe pre-procedural considerations for a female urinary bladder catheterization.
  • Describe and demonstrate the preparation for a female urinary bladder catheterization.
  • Identify the proper catheter type and size.
  • Describe and demonstrate a safe method of catheter insertion while maintaining an aseptic technique.
  • Identify and demonstrate the correct depth of catheter insertion.
  • Describe and demonstrate how to properly secure and anchor a catheter connection.
  • Describe and demonstrate the correct post-procedure considerations.

The SIMTICS modules are all easy to use and web-based. This means they are available at any time as long as the learner has an internet connection. No special hardware or other equipment is required, other than a computer mouse for use in the simulations. Each of the SIMTICS modules covers one specific procedure or topic in detail. Each module contains:

  • an online simulation (available in Learn and Test modes)
  • descriptive text, which explains exactly how to perform that particular procedure including key terms and hyperlinks to references
  • 2D images and a 3D model of applied anatomy for that particular topic
  • a step by step video demonstration by an expert
  • a quiz
  • a personal logbook that keeps track of all the modules the learner has studied and how long

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