Catheterisation (Urethral), Male and Female
This course is delivered by a registered nurse and is a knowledge based course. It will not recognise professional competency in catheterisation. It is expected that the organisations will have in place a programme of competency development of the healthcare professionals undertaking this activity and that this course will form part of that process .
Aims To ensure that all patients who are catheterised have the best quality
of care, minimising infection risk and other side effects and maximising quality of life.
Duration and Format This is a 3 hour programme usually delivered as a workshop session.
Cost and Venue This course is delivered at your workplace ( Trainer will bring all resources) for groups of up to 12 people
and costs £350
Students will cover:
- Scope of professional practice and legislation – what does the NMC say ?
- Catheter Selection including, length, ballon size, charriere size
- Drainage options
- Removing a catheter
- Male and Female catheterisation procedure
- Problems and complications to be aware of
- Documentation and record keeping
Assessment Guidelines and Student Resources
There is no formal assessment for this programme. Students will receive handouts and a certificate of attendance. Students will have the opportunity to practice on realistic male and female training models.
Summary Students will learn through practical sessions, discussions and training from a registered nurse
Suitable for :
Level 4 Nurse practitioners
Level 3 Diploma in Health and social care or Clinical Health who have completed the Catheterisation unit
Catheter care RCN guidance for nurses
NMC standards of conduct, performance and ethics for nurses and midwives
National Institute for Clinical Excellence – Prevention of Healthcare Associated
Infections in Primary and Community Care (March 2012 CG 139)
NICE Infection Control: Prevention of Healthcare Associated Infection in Primary and
Secondary Care 2003
Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing procedures Ninth Edition