Male and Female Catheterisation

Catheterisation is typically performed by nurses within hospital settings or district nurses within the community. In some circumstances, nurses and support/care staff working with particular individuals may be required to routinely change the catheter in place of district nurses in the community.

This course will look at the anatomy and physiology in depth for those that have an awareness indwelling catheters. We will establish staffs accountability and limitations when taking on this task and the risks/contraindications to inserting a catheter as well as the ongoing use of a catheter to the individual.

Together we will look at the differences of the "clean technique" and "aseptic technique" and when it is appropriate to use them, along with demonstrating the different techniques to insert a catheter, incorporating how we look after them once they are in, which includes monitoring output and recording the change and the item batch number for compliance and safety purposes.

Delegates will be fully assessed as competent to perform the task by the end of training and will feel confident in completing this task in their workplace.

The course covers the following core elements:
  • How to safely catheterise including suprapubic catheterisation
  • Indications and contradictions
  • Basic A and P of the urinary system
  • Different catheter types and when they are used
  • Understand how to catheterise complications
  • Understand the importance of catheter care

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