The Management of Urinary Catheterisation for Adults

£30.00 + VAT

Course Overview

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. Many clinical situations are appropriate for the placement of catheters, but too frequently they are used without proper indication or continued longer than needed. 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 course has been developed in partnership with experts from Bradford and Airedale Teaching PCT. This module supports the Skills for Health suite of competencies for continence - catheterisation.

Course Details

Lesson Plan

  • 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


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

This e-learning module is accredited by the Royal College of Nursing Accreditation Unit as at November 2009.


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, and there is no limit on how long you can take to do the course.

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.


"You can do the course in your own time, without being rushed"
JT, Bradford & Airedale PCT, 09/04/2009