Catheterisation (Urethral), Male and Female

Catheterisation (Urethral), Male and Female

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

 Course Content

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 :

Registered Nurses

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