Catheter Care including Bladder Washout
3 to 4 hours
Maximum Number of Attendees:
Catheter care training is aimed at people working in health and care settings. The course provides staff members with the knowledge and understanding on performing safe changing and emptying of catheter bags. We cover everything from anatomy and infection control, to procedures and record keeping. The second part of this training course covers Bladder Washouts, how to do them correctly, when they are required, and what happens with sediment build-up.
At Training2Care we keep a keen focus on infection control and look at the risks of infection when dealing with catheters. We also support staff to be mindful of privacy, dignity, and respect, through using person centred care when dealing with catheters which can be a sensitive subject for some.
Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria:
What this course offers:
Introduction – Anatomy and Physiology:
Understand how the bladder works and what can go wrong.
Understand what a catheter is
Understand when catheters are used
Understand risks including infection
Understand the need for informed consent
Understand maintenance of catheters
Emptying a Catheter Bag
Understand infection management implications
Have an awareness of how to measure urine output and monitor for abnormalities
Understand why urinalysis is needed
Explain the different urine specimens
The importance of infection control
Obtain a urine sample correctly
Understand the procedure for safe catheter removal
Discuss associated problems and techniques should problems arise
Explain the different drainage systems and the importance of good infection control
Bladder Washout (including Practical Session):
What is a bladder washout?
Responsibilities of the individual administering – must be in line with local company policy
Indications for use
Contra indications for use
Procedure for bladder washout including demonstration and practice on a manikin
At the end of the training session, there is a written assessment to evidence the learning of the attendees.
This course can be tailored to the bespoke needs of the customer. Please speak to a member of the sales team for further details.