The Management of Urinary Catheterisation for Adults

Producer: Virtual College Ltd

Duration: 2 hours.
This product is an online product and is a single-user, 1-year licence.
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CPD Certified - on average contributes 2 - 3 hours towards your CPD.

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.

This course has been developed in partnership with experts from Bradford and Airedale Teaching PCT. It supports the Skills for Health suite of competencies for continence - catheterisation.

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.

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

This product allows the student to print a certificate from the course on sucessful completion.

The recommended settings to run this course are:

- Minimum Internet Explorer 6/Netscape Navigator 7
- Flash enabled – Minimum V6
- Popup windows enabled
- Minimum Windows 2000 Operating System
- Authorware may also need to be installed for some courses


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This course covers the following topics:

- Learning Objectives
- 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


Having completed The Management of Urinary Catheterisation for Adults 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.

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