Male /Female/Suprapubic Catheterisation Training

(Please note this training is only open to Registered Nurses with current NMC membership)

This course is offered to Registered Nurses only (with current NMC registration) who will be undertaking catheterisation within health & social care.

This training is delivered by a Registered Nurse.

The module is designed to teach the candidate catheterisation techniques and equip them with the basic knowledge and confidence to be able to use this skill within the workplace.

Course Objectives

  • To understand the basic anatomy and physiology of the  genito-urinary tract.
  • To be able to recognise when it is appropriate to catheterise – patient assessment.
  • To gain understanding of the importance of patient consent & NMC legal requirements
  • To recognise the contraindications for catheterisation, and associated risks.
  • Be familiar with the equipment needed to perform catheterisation.
  • Be confident in recognising & providing an appropriate environment to perform the procedure.
  • Be able to prepare a trolley in readiness for catheterisation procedures.
  • Be confident in performing catheterisation : Aseptic technique, local anaesthetic, correct catheter size, correct insertion, potential complications (e.g. enlarged prostate/bleeding), catheter care
  • To demonstrate understanding of catheter maintenance, hygiene, infection control

Course notes

A practical model is used to practice technique.

This underpinning knowledge must be consolidated within the workplace for the candidate to become competent.


Course Information

Duration: From 3.5  Hours

Who should attend:  Registered Nurses

Certification: Certificate of Attendance

Cost: From £99.00 + VAT per Candidate (Minimum of 5 Candidates, maximum 8)

Travel Charge: Dependent on Location

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