University of Chicago Division of the Biological Sciences The Pritzker School of Medicine
The "Foley Catheter Use" module is part of the CHAMP faculty development program, which aims to improve inpatient, geriatric medical care through a "teach the teacher" approach. It is central to one of CHAMP's themes, preventing hazards of hospitalization. Teaching materials on "Foley catheter use" include: a slide presentation with speaker's notes; bedside teaching triggers addressing indications for catheter use, care and discontinuation of catheters, and medical reasons for inability to void. A pocket teaching card, references, sample session evaluation form, and CHAMP overview and user's guide are also provided. Teaching resources on all CHAMP topics and course information can be accessed through the website link, as well.
CHAMP is a multi-tiered educational project with a faculty development program at its core. Hospitalists, general internists, and family practitioners who teach residents and medical students are the targeted audience. The course is organized around four themes in geriatric inpatient care: identifying and assessing vulnerable elders, preventing hazards of hospitalization, improving palliative and end of life care, and managing transitions of care.
This teaching session has been approved for Category 1 CME credit. For more information, please contact the author.
The CHAMP "Foley Catheter Use" module teaches learners how to:
1) become better able to teach about short and long-term risks of catheterization;
2) perform a bedside evaluation of the need for catheterization and construct a plan for removal;
3) differentiate the medical reasons for incomplete voiding; and
4) analyze catheter problems.