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Practical Catheterisation Workshop

Date: 13 September 2023 Time: 10h00 – 16h00 In-house course

Course Overview

 The  Catheterisation Training for Healthcare Professionals in Nursing Homes and Community Settings is a practical and interactive course designed to equip participants with the essential knowledge and skills required for safe and effective catheterisation in both male and female patients.

Course Aims

The aim of this course is to provide healthcare professionals working in nursing homes with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to perform catheterization safely and effectively in both male and female patients. This course will also focus on the prevention and management of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) and the legal and ethical considerations associated with catheterisation.

Course Objectives: By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the anatomy and physiology of the male and female urinary tract.
  2. Identify the indications, contraindications, and potential complications of catheterisation.
  3. Select the appropriate type and size of catheter for each patient.
  4. Demonstrate proper hand hygiene, use of personal protective equipment (PPE), and aseptic technique.
  5. Perform catheterisation in both male and female patients following the correct procedure.
  6. Provide appropriate catheter care and maintenance to prevent complications.
  7. Manage common catheter-related problems such as leakage, blockage, and pain.
  8. Remove a catheter safely and provide appropriate post-removal care.
  9. Document the catheterisation procedure accurately and communicate effectively with other healthcare professionals, patients, and their families.
  10. Discuss the legal and ethical considerations associated with catheterisation.

Who should Attend?

  • Registered Nurses (RNs): Nurses who are already working in nursing homes or those who are planning to work in such settings.
  • Nurse Practitioners (NPs): NPs often have the authority to insert and remove catheters, so this training is essential for them.
  • Physicians: Doctors working in nursing homes or long-term care facilities would benefit from this training as they often oversee the care provided by other staff and may need to perform catheterization themselves.
  • Physician Assistants (PAs): PAs, like physicians, may need to insert or remove catheters and oversee the care provided by others.
  • Other Healthcare Professionals: Other professionals, such as paramedics or emergency medical technicians, who may need to perform catheterisation in emergency situations.


Basic Medical Knowledge: Participants should have a basic understanding of anatomy and physiology, particularly of the urinary system. Basic Clinical Skills: Participants should have basic clinical skills, such as taking vital signs, hygiene practices, and patient communication. Professional Credentials: Participants should have the necessary professional credentials and licensure to practice as a healthcare professional in their respective regions.Consent and Ethics Training: Participants should have completed basic training in medical ethics and obtaining informed consent from patients.


  • Introduction to Catheterisation
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Infection Control and Prevention
  • Catheterisation Equipment and Preparation and Procedure
  • Catheter Care and Maintenance
  • Catheter Removal
  • Documentation and Communication
  • Legal and Ethical Considerations
  • Practical Assessment
  • Simulation Exercises
  • Clinical Practice under Supervision
  • Competency Assessment
  • Summary and Conclusion
  • Review of Key Learning Points
  • Discussion and Questions
  • Evaluation and Feedback

Lecturer: Claire Buckley

This is a classroom course and requires completion of a competency document post course.

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Enrolled: 0 students
Duration: 8
Lectures: 3
Video: 8
Level: Intermediate