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The Management of Urinary Catheterisation for Adults

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.


Simple to use and understand.
02/11/2015 CC
It was easy to navigate through the course and content was easy to understand
27/10/2015 NH
Very easy to understand and follow
23/10/2015 LS
Clear, easy to retain information without the need to make too many notes
03/09/2015 AI
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
This Course has good graphics, it is easy to follow and with very relevant information
SC 01/03/2015
The course was very practical and beneficial for my learning, which enhances my nursing skills
MB 12/02/2015
User friendly and simple to understand allowing theory to be transferred into practice
JH 01/01/2015
Easy to follow and a good refresher
DV 09/12/2014
A very informative and easy to understand module, very relevant to my area of work
KW 20/02/2014
Easy to use, and go backwards if needed to refresh, can stop and start again as necessary
TC 16/01/2014

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.

£30.00 + VAT

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On average this course contributes 2 - 3 hours towards your CPD


Discounts are available for multiple users (10 or more) for more information please contact or telephone us on 01943 885089.

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