Practice educators and mentors are now expected to have the skills and techniques needed to implement a ‘learning skills through simulation’ program into established curricula, yet using simulation to teach while of huge importance – requires careful and time-consuming planning. This valuable resource takes away some of that burden by providing clear, ready-made activities and guidance from leading practitioners in a range of fields, which healthcare and practice educators and mentors can use to enhance their teaching of all the essential and commonly-taught clinical and management skills and knowledge.

Dedicated chapters, which all follow a defined step-by-step format, provide simulation scenarios, alongside facilitator guidance, which will help develop confidence in the teaching of key skills such as:

Drug administration; Conflict management; Infection control; Breaking bad news; Catheter and bowel care

These scenarios and accompanying guidance can be used as a framework for teaching, promoting a greater understanding of the skill being taught, and providing a risk-free opportunity for the student to practice their clinical and managerial skills and judgment.

Elimination: Urinalysis, Bowel Care and Catheter Care

Elimination: Urinalysis, bowel care and catheter care


The aim of this chapter is to facilitate the development of healthcare skills by exploring the knowledge and skills needed to support catheter care, urinalysis and bowel care in a variety of clinical and simulation environments.


  • On completion of this chapter you will be able to:
    • Review the underpinning knowledge needed to support the acquisition of healthcare skills in relation to:
    • Catheter care
    • Urinalysis
    • Bowel care
  • Explain and demonstrate the clinical procedures needed to support the development of the named clinical skills:
    • Catheter care
    • Urinalysis
    • Bowel care
  • Explore the use of simulation in order to enhance clinical skill acquisition.

Introduction to the Skill

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