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How to improve catheterization skills

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A well-trained health care provider should be familiar with the fundamentals of insertion of a urethral and suprapubic catheter. Improper catheterization can lead to iatrogenic urethral injury, including incontinence, strictures, erectile dysfunction, infection, and even infertility.

Training for insertion of the urethral and suprapubic catheter should occur in a safe, simulated environment, where medical and nursing students can apply knowledge into hands-on experience.

Join us at IMSH Delivers on March 31 for a live session with Dr. Laungani

How to improve catheterization skills - An interactive session for healthcare providers to teach basic urinary catheterization techniques in the male and female patient.

Join the one-hour virtual learning lab with live Q&A to learn about best practices of urinary catheterization training with board certified urologist Dr. Laungani.

Dr. Laungani, Director of Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery who specializes in adult urology and urologic oncology, will demonstrate tips and tricks for successful urinary catheter placement in male and female patients on a the newest simulator and talk about:
  • Pitfalls and common mistakes during catheterization and how to avoid them
  • Review of different catheters and their indication to use with the patients
  • Understanding indicators to identify the need to call for help
This learning lab is perfect for those looking for new and innovative ways to teach and train urinary catheterization skills.

Rajesh G. Laungani, MD FACS
Director of Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery, Piedmont Physicians Urology Specialists
Stephanie F. Jackson
3B Scientific Medical Education & Simulation Representative

Date: Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
Language: English

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The Benefits of Simulation

3B Scientific’s P93 Pro Catheterization Trainer set can be used to demonstrate and practice urethral catheterization in both female and male bladders. Recently, the 3B Scientific P93 Pro Catheterization Trainer has been upgraded with an SPC feature to allow for a suprapubic catheterization trainer in addition to urethral.

The easy-to-change genital inserts are made from a flexible material that mimics the realistic resistance and insertion depths that in-training student clinicians will encounter when inserting both urethral and suprapubic catheters.

Additionally, the P93 Pro can adjust the levels of urethral narrowing so that student clinicians can learn the different types of resistance that may experience when inserting urethral catheters.

The P93 Pro simulator has a transparent bladder that makes it possible to check whether the catheter has been correctly positioned. The student will know that if catheterization has been carried out correctly, fluid will flow accordingly.

Patient Safety Is Key

Clinicians with simulated experience in a catheter and suprapubic catheter insertion have more experience and confidence than those without prior hands-on experience.

It is essential for safe patient care that basic practical clinical skills be developed early in a health care provider's clinical training. Therefore, given the widespread use of urethral and suprapubic catheters, using training models for medical and nursing students, and residents will ultimately lead to fewer complications and better patient safety.

This catheterization trainer is carefully designed to establish the step-by-step catheterization procedure, emphasizing the key points of lubrication, the position of the male and female urethra, and the extent to which a catheter should be inserted.

As with any procedure, students must remember the importance of history taking before the insertion and the conditions and scenarios associated with increased risk of urethral injury.

The timing of simulated training sessions should also be considered. Given the risk of patient injury associated with the procedure, training sessions can be delivered just before the start of a student’s clinical rotation and before the start of a clinician’s training.

Manalo M Jr, Lapitan MC, Buckley BS. Medical interns' knowledge and training regarding urethral catheter insertion and insertion-related urethral injury in male patients. BMC Med Educ. 2011;11:73. Published 2011 Sep 27. doi:10.1186/1472-6920-11-73