Catheterisation Training

Any member of the medical staff who is responsible for inserting catheters must have had catheterization training.

Gain the required skills

The goal of this catheterization training course is to prepare nurses to catheterize male, female, and suprapubic patients as part of their job duties.

Through this training, we want to acquaint delegates with the distinctions between catheterization in males and females, the rationale behind catheterization, and the process of handling, inserting, and replacing catheters. Crucially, during the course, attendees ought to become acquainted with these ideas.

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We can deliver this training at your premises, as long as it’s within the UK. Also, we have our own venues in UK if you need access to a training room (additional charges will apply). Furthermore, we can also deliver this training virtually using Zoom. However, sessions delivered via Zoom will be theory only and will not include any practicals.

This training will last 4 -6 hours. We give a range of time to account for variable factors such as; underlying knowledge and competence of delegates, class interaction and engagement and reduced delegate numbers. If a course finishes earlier than the allotted time, it will be due to one of these reasons. However, our trainer will ensure that all learning outcomes have been met.
One of our expert clinical tutors. These are either Nurses or Doctors with an abundance of clinical and complex care experience and knowledge – so you’ll be in great hands! In addition, we will let you know who is doing the training in advance. You can check out their skills and experience by finding them on our meet the team page.

Catheterisation Training

Nurses, support staff, and other medical personnel who catheterize both male and female patients, including those who are above the public, are the target audience for our catheterization training.

Participants get an understanding of the distinctions between male and female catheterization, the rationale for it, and the safe handling, insertion, and replacement of catheters during the training.

In addition, a practical session using a simulation manikin is a part of the training. Each participant would receive procedural guidance from our knowledgeable trainers. Everyone learning how to use the method correctly is the aim.

For individuals who would want to conduct the training internally, our nurse trainers will provide all the necessary supplies to carry out the session on your property. This provides the advantages of better customizing the course to the requirements of individuals within

So for Care and Nursing Homes, the best choice might be having a personalised training for your staff.

Personalised training offers special benefits made just for your organisation:

  1. It makes sure the training fits exactly what you need. This means you’ll learn the skills you need to do catheterisation well in your own place.
  2. Tailored training deals with the exact problems you and your organisation have. This means you can learn how to fix these problems and get better at catheterisation.
  3. Personal courses are more interesting and helpful because they’re made just for how you like to learn and what you need.

For Catheterisation Online training, 

  • Course Duration: 4- 6 hours
  • Course Level: Level 3
  • Certificate: 1-year certificate
  • Max Delegates: 12
  • Practical: Yes


Catheterisation Course Summary:

With our practical instruction, you will learn safe and efficient catheterization techniques. We discuss kinds and uses of safe placement for both male and female patients in our training. Work on mannequins and build your confidence with knowledgeable nurses. Enhance patient care, lower risks, and excel in this crucial ability.

Training is essential for suprapubic patients who depend on specialized catheters. It increases their confidence and lowers the risk of infection by teaching them—or their caregivers—how to use the catheter securely. Their general well-being and daily life are enhanced by their independence.

Please Note:

We offer two versions of this course:

  • Half day refresher
  • Full day with simulation


Course Outline:

The purpose of this training is to provide nurses and caregivers with the necessary tools to carry out catheterization safely and successfully.

Module 1: The Urinary System

Healthcare professionals need to understand the urinary system. This covers the urethra, the bladder, and factors including gender and age.
With this knowledge, you can tackle any issues that arise during catheterization and provide better treatment.

You will learn:

  • What the urinary system does and its main organs
  • About the urethra and bladder structure
  • How urination works
  • How age, gender, and other factors affect the urinary system

Module 2: Catheter Types and Uses

This explains the different catheter types, uses, benefits and risks.

The course will help you:

  • Group catheters by material, design, insertion spot
  • Know short and long-term catheter differences
  • Learn when to use each catheter type
  • Know the pluses and minuses of each kind

Module 3: Reasons to Use, Not Use, and Problems

This part focuses on when to use and avoid catheters, and issues they can cause.

This helps decide if a patient needs a catheter and avoid problems. Seeing issues early keeps patients safe.

You will learn:

  • When catheterisation is needed
  • When not to use catheters
  • Possible catheter problems
  • How to prevent problems

Module 4: Practical Catheterisation 

Covers proper catheter handling, insertion, and hygiene to avoid infection and pain.

You will learn:

  • Picking right catheters for patients
  • Correctly put in and caring for catheters
  • Following infection control and hygiene rules
  • Safely removing catheters

Module 5: Stopping Infections Safety is key in catheterisation.

You will learn to use protective gear, hand washing, and cleaning. Following safety rules prevents infection.

Topics include:

  • Keeping things sterile during catheterisation
  • Using protective tools correctly
  • Proper hand washing
  • Rules to reduce infection risk

Module 6: Catheter Care and Fixing Issues

Learn proper catheter care and solve common problems.

Topics cover:

  • Caring for and maintaining catheters
  • Finding and fixing catheter issues
  • Regularly checking catheter function

Module 7: Patient Focused Care

Covers getting patient consent, respecting dignity, minimising discomfort, and protecting privacy.

You will learn:

  • Getting patient agreement
  • Reducing anxiety and pain
  • Keeping information private

Module 8: Care Based on Evidence

Following proven catheterisation guidelines is key.

You will learn:

  • Providing safe, effective care based on guidelines
  • Showing expertise in catheter care
  • Adapting care to patient needs

Module 9: Knowing and Managing Problems

Finally, learn to recognise, manage, and report catheter issues.

You will be able to:

  • Notice signs of problems like infections
  • Address catheter complications
  • Report issues effectively
  • Improve patient safety and care

Learning Outcomes

What You Will Learn On completing the catheterisation course,

You will be able to:

  1. Explain how the urinary system works and relates to peeing.
  2. Compare the different catheter types and know their uses, benefits, and risks.
  3. Discuss when to use and avoid catheters, and possible problems they can cause.
  4. Insert, care for, and remove a catheter safely, cleanly, and with good hygiene.
  5. Show the right way to clean and care for a catheter and kit.
  6. Explain why patient dignity, comfort, and privacy matters during catheterisation, including getting patient permission.
  7. Follow recommended standards and methods for catheters.
  8. Know and respond to catheter problems, including detailing and recording these events properly.


Who can attend the catheterisation training?

The catheterisation training is open to healthcare professionals who are responsible for the insertion of catheters as part of their clinical practice.

This includes:

  • Nurses,
  • healthcare assistants, and
  • other relevant healthcare staff.

It is important that anyone interested in performing this procedure receive proper catheterisation training and acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to perform it safely and effectively.

What are the benefits of Catheterisation training for nurses and caregivers?

The benefits of our Catheterisation Training for nurses and carers will be to:

  • Gain important skills for safe and right catheter techniques.
  • Understand the body’s structure and different types of catheters.
  • Learn how to keep things clean to prevent infections.
  • Build confidence by practicing hands-on techniques.
  • Focus on making patients feel more relaxed and respected.
  • Progress in your nursing career with specialized knowledge.
  • Meet training standards set by organisations and laws.
  • Ensure constant care practices among nursing teams.
  • Improve record-keeping for catheter procedures and care.
  • Reduce the risk of problems for patients.
  • Improve general care quality by applying learned skills.


Catheterisation Training FAQs


1. What equipment will you use for training?

We have different training equipment and tools available. The training applies to real situations. Let us know if you need specific equipment, and we will provide it. Or we can use your own equipment for the training.


2. Will this training make me fully capable?

No classroom course can make you fully capable – be careful of claims that it can. Our assessments help connect classroom learning to real skills.

We provide workbooks and forms for you to practice and be observed in your workplace following your policies.


3. Do you need training to insert a catheter?

Yes, training is essential to safely insert a catheter. Proper catheterisation training ensures health care workers have the needed knowledge and skills to do the technique correctly and lower complications.


4. Can nurses insert catheters after training?

Yes, nurses can insert catheters after getting proper catheterisation training and showing they are capable.

They play an important role in doing catheterisation safely in healthcare settings following guides and caring for patients.


5. Do you need to be a nurse to insert a catheter?

No, you do not need to be specifically a nurse to insert a catheter, but you must be a trained healthcare worker.

Different healthcare roles like doctors, nurses, support workers, and others can do catheterisation after training and proving expertise.

The key is having the right training and skills to ensure safe catheter placing, no matter the health care job.

6. Will I get a certificate after the course?

Yes, you will receive a certificate after successfully finishing the catheterisation training course. This certificate shows you completed the classroom catheter care training and you care about improving the quality of care.


7. Where do you offer the catheterisation training?

Our training is available at various locations around the UK. We offer in-person, blended, and online training (no hands-on component for online). Please check our schedule or contact us for details on locations and dates. We can also provide customised onsite training.

Where do you offer the training? Our training is available at various locations around the UK. We offer in-person, blended, and online training (no hands-on component for online). Please check our schedule or contact us for details on locations and dates. We can also provide customised onsite training.

8. What are your locations for catheterisation training?

Our training is available at various locations around the UK. We offer face to face, blended, and online catheterisation training (no practical for online training).

Please check our course schedule or contact us for Our team can also provide bespoke catheterisation training to your team within your organisation. 


9. Is Catheterisation Training hands-on?

Yes, our catheterisation training includes hands-on aspects to ensure you develop practical skills in catheterisation procedures.

The training combines theory knowledge with practical experience to boost your confidence and skill in performing it safely and effectively. There is a similar course called as well that you may want to learn about.


About Catheterisation

Catheterisation is when a thin tube, called a catheter, is put into the bladder to drain urine. Doctors and nurses use catheters to help patients who cannot pee on their own. It’s an important procedure with many uses and advantages.  Training on methods teaches how to do this safely for both males and females.


  1. Empty the bladder: Catheterisation helps when someone can’t empty their bladder naturally, due to medical issues or during surgery.
  2. Monitor urine output: It helps health care professionals measure urine for medical reasons.
  3. Giving medication: Certain drugs can be given directly into the bladder with a catheter.

Types of Catheterisation:

  1. Urethral catheter: Goes through the urinary passage for short-term use.
  2. Suprapubic catheter: Goes directly into the bladder through a small cut above the pubic bone for longer-term use or when using the urinary passage isn’t possible.

Catheterisation is helpful, but there are risks like infections and discomfort.