Catheterisation Training Course Summary
This catheterisation training course is aimed at nurses who’s job role includes catheterisation of male, female and suprapubic patients.
We use this training to familiarize delegates with the differences between male and female catheterisation, the reasons for catheterisation, and how to become accustomed to handling, inserting, and changing catheters. Importantly, delegates should be familiarised with these concepts during the training.
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- Understand the anatomy and physiology related to the urinary system and catheterisation.
- Identify the different types of urinary catheters, their applications, and their benefits and risks.
- Explain the indications, contraindications, potential complications related to catheterisation.
- Understand the practical aspects of catheterisation, including catheter selection, insertion, catheter care, and removal.
- Demonstrate safe and hygienic practices during catheterisation to prevent infection.
- Demonstrate proper maintenance and troubleshooting of the catheter and associated equipment.
- Understand and apply the principles of patient consent, dignity, comfort, and privacy during the catheterisation process.
- Practice catheter care in accordance with evidence-based guidelines and procedures.
- Recognise, manage, and report any complications or adverse events related to catheterisation.
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Where do you deliver the Catheterisation 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). Furthermore, 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 training last?
This training will last 4 -6 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. 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.
Who Will Conduct The Training?
One of our expert clinical tutors. These are either Nurses or Doctors with an abundance of clinical and complex care experience and knowledge - so you'll be in great hands! In addition, 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.
We aim this catheterisation training at nurses whose job role involves male catheterisation, female catheterisation, and suprapubic patients.
The training is used to familiarise delegates with the differences between male and female catheterisation, the reasons for catheterisation and how to become accustomed to handling, inserting and changing catheters.
Furthermore, this catheterisation training includes a practical session on a manikin for male catheterisation, female catheterisation, and suprapubic patients.
Our nurse trainers will provide all the required equipment to conduct the training on your premises.
In fact, we can make the course bespoke depending on your exact needs.
Bespoke catheterisation training offers specific benefits tailored to your organisation:
- First, it ensures that the training is relevant to your specific needs. This means that you will learn the skills that you need to perform catheterisation effectively in your particular setting.
- Second, bespoke training can be tailored to the specific challenges you and your organisation face. This means that you can learn how to overcome these challenges and improve your catheterisation skills.
- Third, bespoke catheterisation course can be more engaging and effective than traditional training. This is because it is tailored to your individual learning style and needs.
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- Course Duration: 4- 6 hours
- Course Level: Level 3
- Certificate: 1-year certificate
- Max Delegates: 12
- Practical: Yes
Catheterisation Course Summary:
The catheterisation course helps healthcare workers learn how to safely use catheters. You will understand the different types of catheters and when to use them.
Also, the training covers how to insert catheters for men and women, and also includes optional supra-pubic catheterisation.
In addition, you will learn how to keep everything clean and take care of patients after the procedure. It’s important to keep good records too. By completing this training, you will be able to provide better care to patients who need catheters.
We offer two versions of this course:
- Half day refresher
- Full day with simulation
Catheterisation Course Outline:
This catheterisation training is aimed to equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills to perform catheterisation procedures effectively and safely. Here is the outline:
Module 1: Understanding Urinary System Anatomy and Physiology
Healthcare professionals need to know how the urinary system works for catheterisation. This includes understanding the bladder, urethra, and factors like age and gender that affect the urinary system. This knowledge helps them give better care and deal with possible issues during catheterisation. In this section, you will be able to:
- Define the urinary system and its functions.
- Identify the major organs of the urinary system.
- Describe the anatomy of the urethra and bladder.
- Explain the physiology of urination.
- Discuss the impact of age, gender, and other factors on the urinary system.
Module 2: Types and Applications of Urinary Catheters
Discover the world of urinary catheters in this module. We will identify the various types of catheters available, their specific uses, as well as the benefits and potential risks associated with each type. By the end of this module, you will be equipped to choose the most suitable catheter for different situations. The catheterisation course will help you:
- Classify urinary catheters based on their material, design, and insertion site.
- Distinguish between short-term and long-term catheters.
- Examine the applications of various catheter types, including indwelling, intermittent, and suprapubic catheters.
- Assess the benefits and risks associated with different catheter types.
- Evaluate the impact of catheter selection on patient comfort and safety.
Module 3: Indications, Contraindications, and Complications
Healthcare workers like you must understand when to use catheters and when not to, plus possible issues. This knowledge helps you decide if a patient needs a catheter and how to avoid problems. Recognising signs of complications early ensures patient safety. Module 3 will give you the skills to:
- Identify the medical conditions and situations that necessitate catheterisation.
- Recognise the factors that may contraindicate or limit the use of catheterisation.
- Summarise the potential complications associated with catheterisation, including infections, blockages, and trauma.
- Explain the mechanisms of catheter-related complications.
- Discuss strategies for preventing and mitigating catheter-related complications.
Module 4: Practical Aspects of Catheterisation
This hands-on module focuses on the practical aspects of catheterisation. Knowing how to handle catheters and keeping things clean prevents infections and keeps patients comfortable. Therefore, in this module, you will learn how to:
- Apply the principles of patient assessment and selection of appropriate catheter type
- Demonstrate the proper technique for inserting and securing various catheter types
- Explain the guidelines for maintaining catheter hygiene and preventing infection
- Illustrate the procedure for safely removing urinary catheters
Module 5: Infection Prevention and Hygiene
Safety is very important in catheterisation. Healthcare professionals must know how to use personal protective gear, practice good hand hygiene, and keep things clean. Following these rules ensures patient safety and lowers the risk of catheter-associated infections. The infection prevention and hygiene topic would help you build the knowledge to:
- Identify and explain the principles of aseptic technique for catheterisation
- Describe the proper handling and use of personal protective equipment (PPE)
- Demonstrate effective hand hygiene practices
- Discuss the importance of maintaining a clean and hygienic environment during catheterisation procedures
- Apply infection prevention and control guidelines to minimise the risk of catheter-associated infections (CAUTIs)
Module 6: Catheter Maintenance and Troubleshooting
Equip yourself with the knowledge to maintain and troubleshoot catheters and associated equipment. This catheterisation module covers the proper care and maintenance of catheters and offers solutions for common issues that may arise during catheterisation. You should be able to:
- Explain the proper care and maintenance of urinary catheters and associated equipment
- Identify potential problems or malfunctions of catheters and drainage systems
- Demonstrate troubleshooting techniques for resolving common catheterisation issues
- Emphasise the importance of regular assessment and documentation of catheter integrity
Module 7: Patient Consent, Dignity, Comfort, and Privacy
Patient care extends beyond the technical aspects. We’ll explore the principles of patient consent, dignity, comfort, and privacy during catheterisation. It is important to get permission from patients or their proxies, explain the procedure, and address concerns. Making sure patients are comfortable, keeping things private, and protecting their information creates a positive care experience. In this catheterisation training section, you will learn how to:
- Explain the ethical principles of informed consent and obtain accurate and informed consent from patients or their proxies
- Respect patient dignity and privacy throughout the catheterisation process
- Implement strategies to minimise patient discomfort and anxiety
- Maintain patient confidentiality and protect sensitive personal information
Module 8: Evidence-Based Catheter Care
Following proven guidelines for catheterisation is crucial. This module guides healthcare pros on maintaining catheters, adapting care to patient needs, and preventing complications. Staying updated with the latest evidence ensures patients get the best care.
- Apply the knowledge and skills acquired throughout the course to provide safe and effective catheter care
- Adhere to evidence-based guidelines and procedures for catheterisation
- Demonstrate competency in maintaining and troubleshooting urinary catheters
- Adapt catheter care practices to individual patient needs and preferences
Module 9: Recognising, Managing, and Reporting Complications
Lastly, you will learn to recognise, manage, and report complications or adverse events related to catheterisation. It is important to know signs of issues like infections and blockages. Understanding how to manage complications and communicate concerns to other healthcare providers ensures timely help for patients.
- Identify early signs and symptoms of catheter-related complications, including UTI, blockages, and trauma
- Implement appropriate interventions to manage catheter-related complications
- Effectively communicate and report any complications or adverse events related to catheterisation to healthcare providers
- Contribute to improving patient safety and quality of care by promoting incident reporting and analysis
On completion of the catheterisation course, you will be able to:
- Describe the structure and function of the urinary system and how it relates to urinary.
- Compare and contrast the different types of urinary catheters, their uses, benefits, and risks.
- Discuss the indications, contraindications, and potential complications of catheterisation.
- Perform a catheter insertion, maintenance, and removal in a safe, sterile, and hygienic.
- Demonstrate the correct technique for cleaning and maintaining a catheter and associated.
- Describe the importance of patient dignity, comfort, and privacy during catheterisation, including gaining informed.
- Follow evidence-based guidelines and procedures in relation to catheter.
- Identify and respond to complications or adverse events related to catheterisation, including documenting and reporting these events in line with health and social care.
Who can attend the catheterisation training?
The catheterisation training is open to healthcare professionals who are responsible for the insertion of catheters as part of their clinical practice.
- healthcare assistants, and
- other relevant healthcare staff.
It is important that anyone interested in performing this procedure receive proper catheterisation training and acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to perform it safely and effectively.
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Amazing course! The trainer made us feel at ease and the practical assessments made me feel so much more confident in my skills.