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Practical skills

How to remove an indwelling urinary catheter in female patients

  • RCN accredited
  • Peer reviewed
  • Certificate
  • Learning time: 01 hr
  • Last updated: 2020
  • Link to RCNi portfolio

This practical learning module looks at how nurses can remove an indwelling urinary catheter in a female patient in a safe and timely way, while maintaining the patient’s dignity. The importance of knowing local and national policies on catheter removal is also highlighted.

Disclaimer

Please note that information provided by RCNi Learning is not sufficient to ensure competence in the skill. Assessment of competence should take place in line with local practice. Practice should always align with local protocols and procedures, latest guidelines and any regulatory code. All modules should currently be viewed together with available national and local Covid-19 guidelines. For advice, go to www.rcn.org.uk/covid-19/rcn-position

Alison Bardsley, Senior lecturer in primary care nursing, course director, non-medical prescribing, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Coventry University, Coventry, England.


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