Course Description

Urinary catheterisation is a medical procedure used to drain and collect urine from the bladder and is a key aspect of nursing care. We are regularly asked to provide a course for this. As such, we have devised various catheterisation courses which will help familiarise delegates with core elements of each, the reasons for catheterisation, as well provide a safe environment for practical sessions.

This training session will cover both all theoretical elements such as risks of infection, anatomy, procedures and record-keeping as well as all practical elements relating to female catheterisation. Attendees will have the opportunity to practice their skills with a male simulated model.

The session will be conducted by one of our expert clinical trainers, who is either a nurse or a doctor with an abundance of clinical and complex care experience and knowledge, learners will be observed and evaluated throughout the day.

This clinical course follows the quality standards on urinary catheters, produced by The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and the catheter care guidelines for nurses produced by The Royal College of Nursing has produced to ensure healthcare professionals provide a high standard of care to patients.

We will provide all the required equipment to conduct the training at our premises. Do not hesitate to contact us to discuss how we can make the course bespoke depending on your exact needs.

Learning Outcomes

After this half-day course staff will be able to:

  • Understand the anatomy & physiology of the female genitourinary systems
  • Describe the indications for urinary catheterisation
  • Adhere to good infection control procedures to minimise the risk of UTI and other complications
  • Explain the role of urinary catheterisation in urinary tract infection.
  • Describe and recognise the signs and symptoms of a urinary tract infection
  • Discuss and ensure understanding of routing catheter care for both service users and staff.
  • Identify the equipment needed for female urinary catheterisation to take place
  • Describe and demonstrate the correct technique for insertion and aftercare of a female urinary catheter in relation to legislations, policies and best practice, including gaining consent
  • Keep an accurate medical record

A simulated competency assessment will take place at the end of the session, supervised by one of our trainers, allowing delegates to return to the workplace and embed the learning further until deemed competent within their organisation’s guidelines and protocols.


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