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HHA: Care and Management of a Urinary Device

presented by Heather Calhoun, BSN, COS-C, HCSD, HCS

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Financial— Heather Calhoun receives compensation from MedBridge for the production of this course. There are no other relevant financial relationships. Nonfinancial— No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.

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Video Runtime: 14 Minutes

Care and management of a urinary device not only requires knowledge of maintenance, but also being able to identify early complications and troubleshooting potential malfunctions. This session will review the types of urinary devices that an aide will encounter in the course of caring for a patient and how to both manage and prevent complications.

Meet Your Instructor

Heather Calhoun, BSN, COS-C, HCSD, HCS

Heather has been in the home care industry for the past 26 years. She received her Bachelors Degree in Nursing from the University of Alabama in Bimingham in 1992. She has extensive field and case management experience in both home health and hospice. Heather has held various positions in home health and hospice agencies to…

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1. Introduction to Care and Management of a Urinary Device

In this chapter, we will introduce the agenda and learning objectives for this course and present an example of a scenario you may encounter in your work with patients.

2. What Are Urinary Catheters?

This chapter will review types of urinary devices that the aide may encounter during the course of caring for a patient, review of terms associated with the urinary system, and potential complications of urinary devices.

3. Care of a Urinary Device

Care of the urinary device plays a big role in prevention of complications, specifically infection. This area will review/demonstrate how to clean and care for the urinary device and collection bag.

4. Documentation and Next Steps

Documentation plays a necessary role in home care. This chapter will review indications to notify the supervisor and how to document this interaction in the patients record.

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