Course Description

Urinary catheterisation is a procedure used to drain the bladder and collect urine, through a flexible tube called a catheter. Our fully comprehensive catheterisation training courses are aimed at professionals such as nurses, doctors and carers working within the healthcare setting.

Experienced nurses and doctors who have prior practical experience with the catheter process may want to consider our half-day refresher course which is aimed at experienced practitioners who have been catheterising patients for a while and require a core subject update on the latest procedure and practice.

This one-day 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 catheterisation. This is done using a selection of medical simulation mannequin as well as understanding when use is required for Male, Female and Supra Pubic Catheterisation within the practice.

These clinical courses follow 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.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Understand the differences between supra-pubic & urethra catheters and their advantages and disadvantages.
  • Understand the anatomy & physiology of the male and 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 urinary catheterisation to take place
  • Describe and demonstrate the correct technique for insertion and aftercare of a 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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