About the Course
Urinary catheterization involves introducing a thin, long, flexible sterile tube into a patient’s bladder through the urethra in order to draw 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.
Foley catheters are indwelling catheters which can be left in place for around 3 months. Though not a very complex procedure, it is a delicate one and takes some practice to master the skill.
In this VR training solution, can practice the procedure of female foley catheter placement. Learners will practice with a virtual patient in a simulated environment. An assessment mode provides learners the opportunity to test themselves and identify areas in which they need to improve.
- Learn the key steps involved in foley catheter insertion
- Understand the core equipment involved
Thorough preparation sets the foundation for a successful procedure. 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 is a delicate and gentle procedure. This lesson in catheter insertion is designed to provide learners with the procedural knowledge required to insert a 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.