Urinary catheterization is one of the most commonly performed procedures in healthcare. It allows the patient's urine to drain freely from the bladder, and 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 male bladder catheterization. Including both Learn and Test modes, the online simulator offers a scenario that tests your ability to perform a male 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/male-urinary-bladder-catheterization
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:
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