Urinary Catheterisation and Catheter Care

Guardian Angels
Delivery Method: Face-to-face

An Understanding of Urinary Catheterisation and Catheter Care

Course overview:

The "Understanding of Urinary Catheterisation and Catheter Care" training course is a comprehensive program designed to provide healthcare professionals, including nurses, and caregivers, with the knowledge and practical skills necessary to perform urinary catheterisation procedures and provide appropriate catheter care. Urinary catheters are commonly used medical devices, and their proper management is critical to prevent complications and maintain patient comfort. This course combines interactive classroom instruction with hands-on training to ensure participants are proficient in catheterization techniques while prioritizing patient safety, hygiene, and well-being.

Course duration:

1 day (6 hours)

Course content:

  • Types of Catheters and Catheterisation Techniques
  • Indications and Contraindications
  • Preparing for Catheterisation
  • Catheter Insertion and Catheterisation Procedures
  • Catheter Care and Hygiene
  • Catheter Drainage Systems and Bag Management
  • Complications and Troubleshooting
  • Catheter Removal and Reinsertion
  • Documentation and Communication

Course objectives:

  1. Urinary System Anatomy and Physiology:
    • Explain the anatomy and physiology of the urinary system, including the role of the kidneys, bladder, and urethra.
    • List the indications for urinary catheterisation.
  2. Types of Urinary Catheters:
    • Describe various types of urinary catheters, including Foley catheters, intermittent catheters, and suprapubic catheters.
    • Summarise when and why each type of catheter is used.
  3. Indications and Patient Assessment:
    • Develop skills in assessing patients to determine the clinical indications for urinary catheterisation.
    • Learn to perform a comprehensive patient evaluation to assess the need for catheterization interventions.
  4. Urinary Catheterisation Techniques:
    • Practice the correct techniques for inserting urinary catheters, including aseptic insertion, catheter balloon inflation, and securing the catheter.
    • Emphasise infection control, sterile technique, and patient comfort during the procedure.
  5. Catheter Care and Maintenance:
    • Practice proper catheter care and maintenance procedures, including cleaning, drainage bag management, and preventing infection.
    • Stress the importance of maintaining a closed urinary drainage system.
  6. Complications and Troubleshooting:
    • Recognise common complications related to urinary catheterisation, such as infection, blockage, and catheter-related trauma.
    • Develop problem-solving skills to address these complications effectively.
  7. Monitoring and Assessment:
    • Develop the skills to continuously monitor patients with urinary catheters, including assessing urine output, catheter function, and patient comfort.
    • Recognise early signs of complications and respond promptly to ensure patient safety.
  8. Patient Education and Communication:
    • Enhance communication skills to educate patients and their caregivers on urinary catheter care and potential complications.
    • Promote patient involvement in their care and catheter-related decision-making.
  9. Documentation and Reporting:
    • Stress the importance of accurate and timely documentation of catheterization procedures, patient responses, and complications.
    • Provide templates and guidelines for maintaining clear records (Catheter Passports).
  10. Legal and Ethical Considerations:
    • Discuss legal and ethical aspects of urinary catheterization, including informed consent, patient rights, and respecting patient choices.
  11. Cultural Sensitivity:
    • Foster cultural competence in urinary catheterization and catheter care, recognizing and respecting cultural differences and preferences related to healthcare practices.

Course features:

  • Interactive Classroom Sessions: Engaging classroom instruction led by experienced healthcare educators to facilitate understanding and skill development.
  • Practical Demonstrations: Hands-on, live demonstrations.
  • Skills Practice: Opportunities for participants to practice relevant procedures under the guidance of instructors.
  • Scenario-Based Training: Real-life scenarios and case studies to enhance problem-solving skills.
  • Question and Answer Sessions: Interactive discussions and Q&A sessions to address participant inquiries and concerns.
  • Peer Learning: Collaborative learning among participants, allowing for the exchange of experiences and insights.
  • Safety Protocols: Emphasis on safety protocols, infection control measures, and adherence to healthcare guidelines.
  • Blended Learning: All of our face-to-face training courses utilise the “Blended Learning teaching approach that combines traditional in-person classroom teaching with online digital learning activities. This aims to leverage the strengths of both face-to-face and online learning to create a more effective educational experience which promotes safe and confident practice.

Target audience:

  • Healthcare professionals
  • Health and social care professionals
  • Allied Healthcare professionals
  • School and Education professionals

Assessment and Certification:

Participants will complete a number of assessments to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding, these typically consist of written assessments, practical demonstrations, and scenario-based assessments.

On successful completion of the course, participants will be awarded with a certificate to evidence their participation.

This course overview is a general guideline and can be customised to suit specific local requirements and preferences, therefore, we recommend that you contact us to discuss your requirements prior to making a booking.

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