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The Management of Urinary Catheterisation for Adults

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Overview - The Management of Urinary Catheterisation for Adults

Urinary catheterisation is an intervention performed by health care workers to enable emptying of the bladder, or instillation of a solution / medication, by insertion of a catheter. Although it is a common procedure, it carries many risks and is a significant cause of healthcare acquired infections.

Having completed this e-learning course, learners will understand what the Management of Urinary Catheterisation for Adults involves and they should also be able to apply the principles learnt in this course into practice.

This module supports the Skills for Health suite of competencies for continence - catheterisation.

Lesson Plan

  • Learning Objectives
  • Anatomy and physiology of the urinary system
  • The risk of urinary catheterisation
  • Indications for catheterisation
  • Assessment of the individual
  • Legal issues, consent and documentation
  • Infection prevention and control
  • Catheter related equipment
  • Catheter care
  • Lubrication
  • Procedures
  • Trouble shooting and summary


The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.


On completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.


Approximately 2 - 3 hours. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like.

Target Audience

This module is targeted primarily at healthcare workers in NHS organisations, though the information is applicable to anyone working in the healthcare sector with responsibilities for catheterisation.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.


Easy to use, and go backwards if needed to refresh, can stop and start again as necessary.
TC 16/01/2014

A very informative and easy to understand module, very relevant to my area of work.
KW 20/02/2014

Easy to follow and a good refresher
DV 09/12/2014

User friendly and simple to understand allowing theory to be transferred into practice.
JH 01/01/2015

The course was very practical and beneficial for my learning, which enhances my nursing skills.
MB 12/02/2015

This Course has good graphics, it is easy to follow and with very relevant information.
SC 01/03/2015

I appreciated the information that I received, this showed that I did not pay for nothing I gained a lot, even things that I did not know about, this has been a revision to me. It reminded me of those years when I first started nursing in the 1970's and 80's.this is exactly how our training was conducted in my country. Thank you.
SK 31/05/2015


£30.00 + VAT (£36.00 inc. VAT)

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