• Level 2
  • 3 Hours Duration
  • 1 Year Certificate

Catheter Care Training

This catheter care training course is aimed at care staff responsible for the day to day care and welfare of individuals who have a catheter in situ.

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This catheter care training course is aimed at care staff responsible for the day to day care and welfare of individuals who have a catheter in situ.

The course aims to improve delegates knowledge of urinary catheterisation and the associated risks and their roles and responsibilities.

It will teach delegates how to correctly handle, empty and change catheter bags and how to maintain effective infection control.

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Course Summary

  • Define and identify the different types of catheters.
  • Discuss and locate relevant anatomical landmarks.
  • Explain and demonstrate proper hand hygiene and infection control measures.
  • Identify common complications and describe their management.
  • Discuss basic maintenance care of the catheter including equipment and documentation.

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    Where Do You Deliver The Catheter Care Training?

    We can deliver this training at your premises, as long as it's within the UK. Also, we have our own venues in Stoke on Trent, London, Swindon, Epsom & York if you need access to a training room (additional charges will apply). We can also deliver this training virtually using Zoom. However, sessions delivered via Zoom will be theory only and will not include any practicals.

    How long will the Catheter Care training last?

    This training will last 2-3 hours. We give a range of time to account for variable factors such as; underlying knowledge and competence of delegates, class interaction and engagement and reduced delegate numbers. In addition, if a course finishes earlier than the allotted time, it will be due to one of these reasons. However, our trainer will ensure that all learning outcomes have been met.

    Will attending this Catheter Care training make me competent?

    In short, no. No classroom-based training course can give you full competency - be very wary of anyone claiming they can. Our classroom-based assessments are designed to bridge the gap between classroom learning and workplace competency. We will be sure to provide you with the relevant workbooks and competency proformas to be observed and signed off within the workplace according to your local policy.

Catheter Care Training

This catheter care training course is aimed at care staff responsible for the day to day care and welfare of individuals who have a catheter in situ.

The course aims to improve delegates’ knowledge of urinary catheterisation and the associated risks and their roles and responsibilities.

It will teach delegates how to handle correctly, empty and change catheter bags and how to maintain effective infection control.

This course focused on the care of catheters only, for the actual procedure, please check our Catheterisation Training course.

  • Course Duration: 2- 3 hours
  • Course Level: Level 2
  • Certificate: 1-year certificate
  • Max Delegates: 12
  • Practical: Yes

Course Overview:

This course teaches how to use and look after catheters properly. Catheters are tubes put in the body to drain urine or help people breathe. Handling them the right way is important for patient health and infection control.

This course covers the critical aspects of catheter management, including identifying various catheter types, understanding anatomical landmarks, practising infection control and hand hygiene measures, managing common complications, and mastering equipment handling and documentation.

You will learn through talks, demonstration, and hands-on practice.

Course Format:

  • Face to Face Modules.
  • Hands-on Practical Sessions.
  • Assessments and Quizzes.
  • Certificate of Completion.

Catheter Care Course Outline:

Module 1: Introduction to Catheter Care

This module serves as the foundation for understanding catheter care. Attendees will delve into the world of catheters, gaining insights into their various types and essential functions. We will discuss the critical role that catheter care plays in healthcare settings, emphasising the importance of maintaining the well-being of patients who require catheters.

Lesson 1.1: Overview of Catheters

In this lesson, we will explore the diverse range of catheters and their specific purposes. Attendees will learn to differentiate between types such as urinary catheters, central venous catheters, and more. Understanding the distinctions between these devices is crucial for effective care.

    • Define the purpose and types of catheters
    • Discuss the importance of catheter care

Lesson 1.2: Anatomy and Catheter Placement

Successful catheter care begins with the correct placement of the device. This lesson will equip attendees with the knowledge to identify anatomical landmarks that are vital for proper catheter insertion. A strong grasp of this topic is essential to prevent complications and ensure patient comfort.

    • Identify relevant anatomical landmarks for catheter insertion
    • Understand the correct placement of catheters

Module 2: Infection Control and Hand Hygiene

Module 2 is dedicated to infection control measures, an integral aspect of catheter care. Attendees will gain an in-depth understanding of how to maintain a sterile environment and prevent infections.

Lesson 2.1: Hand Hygiene Best Practices

Hand hygiene is the cornerstone of infection prevention. In this lesson, we will emphasise the significance of proper handwashing techniques specific to catheter care. Attendees will gain practical skills in hand hygiene, helping them minimise the risk of infection transmission.

    • Explain the importance of hand hygiene in catheter care.
    • Demonstrate proper handwashing techniques.

Lesson 2.2: Infection Control Measures

This lesson will delve into infection control protocols unique to catheter care. Attendees will learn when and how to use personal protective equipment (PPE) effectively. By the end of this module, participants will be well-versed in safeguarding both themselves and their patients.

    • Describe infection control protocols specific to catheter care.
    • Discuss the use of personal protective equipment (PPE).

Module 3: Catheter Complications and Management

Module 3 focuses on identifying, managing, and preventing common complications associated with catheters.

Lesson 3.1: Common Complications

Attendees will gain insights into complications that can arise during catheter use. This includes issues like infections, blockages, and dislodgements. Understanding these complications is vital for prompt intervention.

    • Identify and define common catheter-related complications.
    • Understand the signs and symptoms of complications.

Lesson 3.2: Complication Management

Building on the knowledge from the previous lesson, participants will explore the steps to take when complications occur. Attendees will also learn about proactive measures to minimise the risk of complications, ensuring the best possible patient outcomes.

    • Explain the steps to take when complications arise.
    • Discuss strategies for prevention.

Module 4: Catheter Maintenance and Documentation

The final module focuses on the practical aspects of catheter care, including equipment handling and maintaining accurate records.

Lesson 4.1: Catheter Care Equipment

This lesson will introduce attendees to the essential equipment used in catheter care. Hands-on training will be provided on how to handle and maintain these tools properly. Proper equipment usage is crucial for patient comfort and safety.

    • List and describe essential equipment for catheter care.
    • Demonstrate proper equipment handling.

Lesson 4.2: Documentation and Record-Keeping

Accurate documentation is a cornerstone of quality healthcare. In this lesson, attendees will understand the importance of maintaining comprehensive records related to catheter care. We will cover the specific details that need to be documented, ensuring that all procedures adhere to regulatory standards.

    • Explain the importance of accurate documentation in catheter care.
    • Discuss the elements of catheter care documentation.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Understanding the different types of catheters: indwelling, intermittent, and
  2. Familiarity with the anatomy relevant to catheter
  3. Knowledge of infection control protocols in catheter
  4. Recognising complications and knowing the appropriate
  5. Knowledge of essential catheter care maintenance, including documentation.

Who can attend the training course:

The Catheter Care training course specifically targets care staff responsible for the day-to-day care of individuals with urinary catheters. This includes caregivers in various healthcare settings, such as hospitals, nursing homes, and home care. The list of people who should attend a catheter care training and refresher training will be:

  • Registered Nurses
  • Healthcare Assistants
  • Medical Practitioners
  • Allied Healthcare Professionals
  • Nursing Students
  • Anyone involved in catheter care

Catherer Care Course Duration:

 The course has a duration of 2-3 hours, ensuring a concise and focused learning experience. Upon completion, participants will receive a Level 2 certification, demonstrating their competency and expertise in providing high-quality catheter care.

Catheter Care Training Benefits:

  • Acquire comprehensive knowledge of catheter care best practices.
  • Gain practical skills in catheter placement, infection control, and equipment handling.
  • Improve patient outcomes by reducing the risk of complications.
  • Enhance your professional competence and career prospects.
  • Receive a certificate of completion in Catheter Care Training.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs Cont.)

Q: Who will conduct the training?

A: One of our expert clinical tutors. These are either Nurses or Doctors with abundant clinical and complex care experience and knowledge – so you’ll be in great hands! We will let you know who is doing the training in advance. You can check out their skills and experience by finding them on our meet the team page.

Q: What equipment will you use for training?

A: We have a variety of different training equipment and tools available. The training will be relevant and transferable. However, if you have a specific requirement for a particular type of equipment, please make this clear during the booking process, and the team will ensure this is provided.

Alternatively, we can use your own equipment for training.

Q: Is certification required for catheter care training?

Answer: Healthcare professionals who perform catheter care often recommend certification to ensure compliance with industry standards. However, the requirement for certification may vary by healthcare facility and local regulations. Many healthcare institutions encourage or require certification for catheter care.

Q: How often should catheter care training be refreshed or renewed?

Answer: Refresher training for catheter care is advisable to keep healthcare professionals up-to-date with best practices and any changes in guidelines. Healthcare professionals typically recommend refreshing courses every one to two years to maintain competence and stay current with evolving healthcare practices, but the frequency may vary

Q:  Do you need certification to insert a catheter?

A: Yes, in most cases, you need to be a certified healthcare professional, such as a registered nurse or a trained medical practitioner, to insert a catheter. Ensuring safe and correct catheter insertion requires specialised knowledge and skills. Certification and training are essential to meet healthcare standards and provide quality care to patients.

Q: Is catheter care considered skilled nursing?

A: Yes, healthcare professionals consider catheter care a skilled nursing procedure. Skilled nursing involves specialised medical care provided by trained healthcare professionals. Catheter care includes tasks like catheter insertion, maintenance, infection prevention, and complication management. These tasks require specific skills and knowledge, making them a part of skilled nursing care.

Q: How long does catheter training typically last?

A: The duration of catheter training can vary depending on the specific training program and the level of certification required. Typically, catheter training can range from a few hours for basic catheter care to several days for comprehensive catheter care certification. The duration may also depend on the prior experience and qualifications of the trainee. Our Cather Care Level 2 Training can be completed in 3 hours.

Q: Who is allowed to insert a catheter?

A: Trained healthcare professionals, such as doctors, nurses, or certified healthcare assistants, typically insert catheters. These individuals have the necessary knowledge and skills to perform catheterisation safely and effectively.

Who is responsible for catheter care?

Catheter care is the shared responsibility of the healthcare team. This includes doctors, nurses, healthcare assistants, and any other healthcare professionals involved in the patient’s care. Each member of the team plays a role in ensuring the proper care, maintenance, and monitoring of catheters to prevent complications and ensure patient well-being.

Q: What are the steps in catheter care?

A: Main steps are:

  • Inserting the catheter properly,
  • Keeping the area clean,
  • Securing the tubes,
  • Emptying and changing bags,
  • Checking for infection or blockages, and
  • Removing catheters safely.
As I have told others... It is the best, most informative training I have ever attended