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Learning outcomes descriptions 2.3.d

Competence description VQTS:

2.4.d Is able to guide and supervise all measures related to excretion.    

Competence (EQF)SkillsKnowledge

The professional caregiver is able to autonomously and independently guide and supervise others in all measures regarding excretion including placing and handling all kinds of excretion catheters.




































The professional caregiver is able to:

  • transfer to others methods and processes for taking care of excretion in different situations,
  • run training sessions and instruct others in using, placing and applying various kinds of catheters,
  • recognise the scope of their own competences with regard to patient/client excretion and the competences of others,
  • evaluate the use, placing and maintenance of catheters by others,
  • show others how to assist patients/clients with excretion,
  • teach others how to apply prophylactic measures to prevent obstipation,
  • teach others how to prepare materials for placing and maintaining all kinds of catheters and drains,
  • teach others techniques for irrigating all kinds of catheters,
  • teach others how to administer all kinds of enemas,
  • reflect on and analyse their own knowledge and skills for training purposes,
  • motivate others to achieve the goal of regular excretion for the patient/client,
  • show and help the patient/client to do exercises that promote continence.

The professional caregiver is able to:

  • discuss ethical principles regarding excretion (see also CA.B.1),
  • name methods of transferring knowledge and experience,
  • explain different coaching/training techniques,
  • describe techniques for increasing motivation,
  • explain techniques for promoting the patient’s/client’s continence,
  • explain the process of guiding and supervising others.

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