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Learning outcomes descriptions 2.4.b

Competence description VQTS:

2.4.b Is able to assist in

  • placing and maintaining catheters,
  • placing and handling enemas and bowel catheter systems.     
  
Competence  (EQF)SkillsKnowledge

The professional caregiver is able to assist in maintaining catheters and stomata for excretion and in administering and handling catheters, enemas and bowel catheter systems.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The professional caregiver is able to:

  • assist in preparing materials for administering urinary catheters (e.g. the right kind and size of catheter, anaesthesia gel, blocking liquid),
  • assist in placing urinary catheters,
  • assist in preparing materials for administering suprapubic catheters,
  • assist in placing suprapubic catheters,
  • assist in preparing the correct drainage system for specific diseases and the patient’s/client’s needs (e.g. hourly urometer, leg pouch),
  • assist in performing bladder irrigation (e.g. single dose, continuous),
  • assist in preparing materials for administering faecal collectors,
  • assist in applying faecal collectors,
  • assist in preparing materials for administering rectal tubes and enemas,
  • assist in performing rectal enemas,
  • assist in performing enemas into stomata and providing stoma care (see also CA.3.4),
  • assist in preparing materials for administering bowel catheter systems,
  • assist in applying bowel catheter systems,
  • assist in performing irrigation of bowel catheter systems,
  • assist in preparing and administering medication regulating excretion according to prescription (e.g. oral medications, bowel enema, fleet enema, enema to infants) (see also CA.3.2),
  • assist in preparing materials for the care of catheters and stomata,
  • assist in administering suppositories and enemas,
  • recognise abnormal characteristics of excretion according to clinical picture and inform attendant physician,
  • assist in the care of urinary catheters and stomata (see also CA.3.4). 

 

 

The professional caregiver is able to:

  • describe how urinary and suprapubic catheters work,
  • list standard and abnormal excretion characteristics (e.g. Bristol stool chart),
  • name different types of stoma and assign them to the corresponding system (e.g. ileostomy and urostomy – urogenital system, colostomy – gastrointestinal system) (see also CA.3.4),
  • name different medications for regulating excretion (e.g. different enemas, medications to increase urine excretion) (see also CA.3.2),
  • name various materials used in maintaining urinary catheters and stomata,
  • explain their own behaviour when helping to place urinary catheters,
  • explain their own behaviour when helping to place suprapubic catheters,
  • explain their own behaviour when helping to perform bladder irrigation,
  • explain their own behaviour when helping to place faecal collectors,
  • explain their own behaviour when helping to administer rectal tubes and enemas,
  • explain their own behaviour when helping to administer enemas into stomata,
  • explain their own behaviour when helping to place bowel catheter systems,
  • explain diseases and conditions that lead to differences in the appearance of the stool.

 

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