This course will participants with expert theoretical and practical instruction on how to perform male and female urinary catheterisation in a safe and skilled manner.

The introduction of a urinary catheter presents an opportunity for micro-organisms to invade the urinary tract and result in a urinary tract infection (UTI). UTI is the most common healthcare associated infection in the UK.

We can adjust this face-to-face programme to suit the needs of the group and it can be complimented with a range of our online training courses.

General information:

  • Maximum no of course participants: 12.
  • Course duration: 4-5 hours.

Learning outcomes include:

  • Understand the anatomy & physiology of the male and female genitourinary systems.
  • Describe the indications for urinary catheterisation.
  • Describe the role of urinary catheterisation in urinary tract infection.
  • Describe the signs and symptoms of a urinary tract infection.
  • Describe and demonstrate the correct technique for insertion and aftercare of a urinary catheter.

Course content includes:

  • Anatomy & physiology
  • Scope of professional practice overview.
  • Guidelines for practice.
  • Advice re choice of catheters & drainage systems.
  • Practical procedure & supervision.