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AR82 Best practice in catheterisation and catheter care

Course summary

Limiting health care acquired UTIs in catheterised patients can significantly reduce length of hospital stay and patient morbidity. This course will help meet this goal by providing a guide to best practice in catheterisation and catheter care within a legal and ethical context.

Who should attend?

Registered General Nurses in the community setting or in general practice
Newly qualified nurses

Important notes

All equipment, certificate of attendance and evaluations provided.


Course duration Course CPD In-house Course
1 day(s) 7 hour(s) POA

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Aims / objectives

  • Apply legal and ethical principles to this area of clinical practice
  • - Safely identify patients requiring catheterisation
  • - Understand the principles of consent
  • Have an understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the structures associated with catheterisation
  • Be more confident in applying a higher level of practice to catheter care & maintenance
  • Be aware of potential problems and how to detect and deal with them.
  • Apply principles of best practice thereby contributing to:
  • - The reduction of health care acquired Urinary Tract Infections.
  • - Improving clinical out comes
  • - Promoting a better quality of life for catheter users
  • - The reduction of health care costs.

Course programme

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • The principles of informed consent
  • Catheterisation & health care acquired UTI
  • Catheterisation 'The theory'
  • UTI signs and symptoms
  • Catheterisation: Cautions and complications
  • Catheter care & maintenance
  • -Bags, valves and holders
  • -Trouble shooting

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