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.
- 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
- 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.
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.
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.
A very informative and easy to understand module, very relevant to my area of work.
Easy to follow and a good refresher
User friendly and simple to understand allowing theory to be transferred into practice.
The course was very practical and beneficial for my learning, which enhances my nursing skills.
This Course has good graphics, it is easy to follow and with very relevant information.
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.
How it Works
This is a general guide to how the system works; if you want a more detailed guide to how our purchasing and learning works please visit the Four Easy Steps page which should tell you all you need to know.
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This is an online course, all the training will be taken through your browser window. There will be no face-to-face sessions with instructors nor will you receive any training material through the post. If you wish you may print out any page of the training material and may also print the notes you took during the training.
You can also revisit the training material at any time, even after you have completed the course.
The material for this course has been broken down into several smaller lessons, each lesson dealing with a specific area of the overall subject.
The lesson consists of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk you through the lesson material at a pace that suits you. Pages may also include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help you keep in touch and interested in the material.
Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be PAUSED and RESUMED at any stage. When all lessons in the course have been completed our system will realise and automatically record that you have successfully completed the course
The course is self-paced so you decide how fast or slow the training goes. You can complete the course in stages revisiting the training at any time.