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Learning outcomes descriptions 2.4.c

Competence description VQTS:
2.4.c 

To be able to

  • place and care for urinary catheters,
  • place and handle enemas and bowel catheter systems.
  
CompetenceSkillsKnowledge
The professional caregiver is autonomously and self responsibly able to care for urinary and bowel catheters, to place and handle urinary and bowel catheters and to administer irrigations and enemas into catheter systems.    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The professional caregiver is able to:

  • inform the patient/client about the administering of the catheter and the procedure,
  • choose the right kind and size of urinary catheters (e.g. for male or female patient’s/client’s, 14 Charrière),
  • choose and to prepare materials for administering urinary catheters (e.g. anaesthesia gel, blocking liquid),
  • apply sterile working methods in administering catheter systems,
  • place urinary catheters,
  • choose and to prepare materials for administering suprapubic catheters,
  • place suprapubic catheters,
  • choose the correct drain system regarding diseases and patient’s/client’s needs (e.g. hourly urometer, leg pouch),
  • perform bladder irrigation (e.g. single dose, continuously),
  • choose material for administering faecal collectors,
  • apply faecal collectors,
  • choose material for administering rectal tubes and enemas,
  • perform rectal enemas,
  • perform enemas into stomata and to provide stoma care (see also CA.3.4),
  • choose material for administering bowel catheter systems,
  • apply bowel catheter systems,
  • perform irrigation of bowel catheter systems,
  • prepare and to administer medication regulating the excretion according to prescription (e.g. oral medications, bowel enema, fleet enema, enema to infants) (see also CA.3.2),
  • remove all kinds of urinary catheters,
  • remove all kinds of stool catheters.

 

 

 

 

 

The professional caregiver is able to:

  • describe the anatomy of the genitourinary system,
  • name various kinds of urinary catheters (e.g. Tiemann, Foley, Nelaton),
  • explain the meaning of the size of catheters (e.g. 12 Charrière regarding the size of the urethra of the patient/client),
  • name materials needed for administering urinary catheters,
  • explain indications and contraindications for urinary catheterisation,
  • explain the technique of administering of urinary catheters (e.g. washing patient’s/client’s, sterile working method),
  • explain risks regarding urinary catheterism (e.g. urethritis),
  • explain indications and contraindications for suprapubic chatheterism,
  • describe the technique of administering suprapubic catheters,
  • name various kinds of urometer and their area of application,
  • explain reasons and diseases causing bladder irrigations (e.g. single dose bladder irrigation, continuously bladder irrigation),
  • discuss the use of urinary catheters and suprapubic catheters,
  • name durations of catherization with different catheters (e.g. silicon urinary catheter, bowel catheter systems),
  • describe the anatomy of the gastrointestinal tract,
  • explain diseases of the gastrointestinal tract (e.g. Morbus Chron, Colitis Ulcerosa),
  • name reasons for administering medication regulating the excretion,
  • name requirements for administering faecal collectors (regarding skin, regarding patient’s/client’s condition),
  • name necessary materials and explain the technique of administering of faecal collectors,
  • name materials for and describe technique of administering rectal tubes and enemas,
  • name and describe diseases that lead to restrictions in self-sufficiency regarding excretion (e.g. Morbus Bechterew, disc prolapse),
  • explain deviations in the body's osmole regulation regarding enemas and bowels (e.g. high/low osmolality, 
  • changes in sodium level and body fluids),
  • explain one’s own behaviour when removing all kinds of urinary catheters.
  • explain one’s own behaviour when removing all kinds of stool catheters.

 

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