Catheter Care eLearning course

People have urinary catheters inserted for different reasons. Urinary catheters can cause issues that impact on a person's health and wellbeing. Care workers involved in catheter care must be competent to minimise the risk of infection and provide safe support with dignity and respect.

This Catheter Care course is designed to provide care workers with essential information about catheter care. We look at why catheters are used and the different types. We explore what the common everyday challenges are, how to identify these and manage them. We also explain when to seek help and where to go.

  • What is a urinary catheter?
  • Why are catheters used?
  • Types of catheters and equipment
  • Emptying and changing a urinary drainage bag
  • Catheter hygiene and care
  • Common challenges and problem solving
  • Infection prevention and control
  • Risks and risk management
  • Wellbeing, monitoring and record keeping
This course has been designed specifically for people working in a social care setting who want to know more about Catheter Care. It may also be useful to a wider audience of people who would like to know more about this topic.
This course will take 50 minutes to complete.

You can access this Health and Social Care online course as part of the Unlimited Care Package, which includes 130+ courses and certificates, on the Click eLearning platform. Starting from just £3, access unlimited learning in one simple subscription.

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Catheter Care eLearning course - Grey Matter Learning

Aims of the Catheter Care course

By the end of the training you will:

  • Understand what a urinary catheter is
  • Identify the different types of urinary catheter
  • Understand why and when catheterisation is required
  • Identify the different types of equipment used
  • Know how to change and empty a urinary drainage bag
  • Identify common challenges and how to solve these
  • Recognise the symptoms of a catheter-associated urinary tract infection
  • Understand the risks and how to manage them

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