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Webinar: Troubleshooting Issues w/ Foley, Intermittent & Male External Catheters

Aimee Sharp
Author | Shield HealthCare
10/26/16  12:46 PM PST
Issues with Foley Catheter

This “Troubleshooting Issues with Foley Catheter and Other Catheter Types” webinar has already taken place. 

You can view the webinar recording here.

Troubleshooting Issues with Foley, Intermittent and Male External Catheters presented by Kelly Sparks, RN, BSN, CWOCN

Urinary catheters for patients with compromised bladder function come with a number of challenges and risks. No matter which type of urinary drainage device is used, each has its own problems and benefits. Learn how to care for these patients and minimize these risks.  This webinar will cover how to identify and solve common problems and improve the outcomes for these patients.


  • List two areas of risk for patients using a foley catheter
  • Identify two actions that can minimize these risks
  • Describe two steps important in success use of intermittent catheters
  • Name one benefit of using male external catheters

About Kelly Sparks, RN, BSN, CWOCN

A graduate from M.D. Anderson ET program in 1995, Kelly earned her BSN from CA State Dominguez Hills and is currently employed at Mercy Folsom where she provides wound, ostomy and continence care for inpatients. Kelly also works at the outpatient Ostomy Clinic for Mercy San Juan Medical Center. She has started three different clinics, including a Continence Clinic in which she did Urodynamic and Pelvic Floor Muscle Rehabilitation. Kelly served two terms as Communication Coordinator of the Pacific Coast Region of the WOCN Nursing Society, and one term as an Item Writer for the Exam Committee of the WOC Certification Board. She is currently very active in her local UOA Chapter, as well as her local WOCN Peer group – SacWOC – where she serves as secretary.

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