Male & Female Catheterisation


Course Overview

We teach healthcare staff to manage patients requiring longterm or temporary catheterisation. The course is suitable for all healthcare professionals encountering urinary cathetrisation as part of their job description.

The training consists of a theoretical knowledge teaching followed by a practical simulated session on a model.

Disclaimer: For first time learners simmulation session needs to be followed by a period of supervised practice ( provided by the employer)in a clinical settings before the practicioner will be able to perform the task safely

Topics Covered

  • Applied male and female anatomy
  • Indications, contraindications, risks and pitfalls of male and female catheterisation
  • Maintaining privacy and dignity, chaperoning, consent
  • Catheterisation in best interests and agitated patients
  • Types of catheters and their (specific)uses
  • (Safe) insertion, maintenance, replacement and removal or urinary catheters
  • Urethral vs suprapubic devices 
  • Monitoring, prevention, recognition and management of complications( blocked catheter, oliguria, bypassing catheter, hematuria, pain and dyscomfort, infection)
  • When to raise concerns and call a doctor?