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About The Course:

Urinary catheterization, a core nursing procedure, involves introducing a thin, long, flexible sterile tube into a patient’s bladder through the urethra in order to drain urine. The catheter is held in place with a small balloon inflated with sterile water. The balloon end of the catheter is placed in the bladder and the other end is connected to a urine bag suspended against the patient’s bed.

This VR simulation provides learners practice in the insertion of foley catheter in a female patient helping them perform it smoothly and confidently to avoid minor mistakes and complications.

Learning Objective:
  • Preparing the patient for the procedure by confirming identity
  • Gathering required equipment and creating a sterile field
  • Performing the insertion procedure
  • Confirming the correct placement of the catheter and inflating the balloon to secure it in place
Reference:

Developed in alignment with Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Appendix G. Indwelling Urinary Catheter Insertion Checklist.

Core Skills Training

Patient Preparation

Thorough preparation sets the procedure on the right track. This lesson on patient preparation includes confirming the identity of the patient, preparing the patient, gathering the necessary equipment and creating a sterile field. The session is equipped with a responding virtual patient, physics-based interactions, and adequate affordances representing the equipment required for the procedure; all set in a photorealistic virtual environment for a close-to-reality experience.

Catheter Insertion

Catheter insertion is a delicate and gentle procedure and requires a skilled set of hands to perform. This lesson in catheter insertion is designed to provide learners this very skill of inserting the catheter, ensuring its correct placement and inflating the balloon to secure it in the bladder. Learners get to practice the procedure with a virtual patient in a zero-risk environment enriched with haptic feedback and physics-based interactions. All necessary affordances are made available to ensure a thorough practice session.

Training

With prompts, guidance and affordances learners are hand-held through the process to practice the procedure in a virtual environment with a virtual patient.

  • Photorealistic Virtual Environment
  • Physics-based Interactions
  • Learn by Doing
  • Visual Affordances

Assessment

Test skills to perform the procedures from start to finish without prompts. An incorrect step will take the learner back to the start to start afresh.

  • Live Scoring
  • Instant Feedback
  • Unlimited Practice Sessions
  • LMS Integration