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WOCN Conference 2016


C502 - Detours: The Road Less Traveled Acute and Chronic Urinary Retention


Jun 8, 2016 8:00am ‐ Jun 8, 2016 9:00am


Credits: None available.

Standard: $10.00

Description

Nurses often perceive indwelling urinary catheters as benign medical devices when in fact their use has inherent risks. Frequently there is a lack of understanding regarding the difference in the definition and treatment of acute and chronic urinary retention. This presentation will review the differences in definition, cause and treatment of acute and chronic urinary retention, discuss the risks of indwelling catheters and review the work done around the globe related to when and how to remove urinary catheters in different health care environments.

Learning Objectives:

  • Differentiate between acute and chronic urinary retention
  • Describe the etiology of urinary retention
  • Outline the treatment of acute and chronic urinary retention
  • Discuss the risks of urinary catheterization and the rationale for ongoing use in acute care
  • Review one example of work done to reduce catheter dwell time in a Canadian hospital

Speaker(s):

  • Laura Robbs, RN, MN, CETN(C), NCA, Clinical Nurse Specialist-Continence, Trillium Health Partners

Credits

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