Catheter Care

35 min course

Course Description

Catheters for some individuals can be a sensitive subject and one that requires discretion and a level of privacy, however in care you are likely to commonly encounter these. Within this course we’ll look at several elements of using a catheter as well as how to deal with issues as they arise.

Key objectives:

  • Understand what a catheter is
  • Describe the reasons for catheterisation
  • Identify the different types and methods of catheterisation
  • Understand advantages and disadvantages of the different urinary catheters
  • Understand how male and female catheterisation works
  • Identify common issues and complications
  • Understand risk management when working with catheters
  • Understand when to seek additional support / medical care
  • Understand how to clean the genitals and the catheter
  • Know how to change a drainage bag
  • Keep accurate records

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