Safer Catheter Care – Reducing Avoidable Harm

Safer Catheter Care – Reducing Avoidable Harm

Course Duration: One day course

CPD Hours: 7 Hours

Start Time: 09:00   End Time: 17:00

Many patients in both the inpatient and community setting have indwelling urinary catheters and healthcare professionals frequently are faced with their management.  Poor management can lead to catheter associated complications such as infection with devastating consequences for the patient such as prolonged hospitalisation, readmission and increased mortality.

This course aims to help reduce avoidable harm in patients with catheters. It seeks to explore issues of catheter avoidance, management of indwelling catheters and timely removal; as well as safe discharge of those with catheters and their community management.

The course will help explore issues around dignity, care and compassion and the role of the healthcare professional in educating and empowering patients in catheter care. This inter-professional course is designed to help explore the potential non-technical barriers to effective management of catheters for both acute and community healthcare professionals

Who is the Course for?

  • GPs
  • Consultants
  • Junior doctors
  • Acute and community nurses
  • Allied Healthcare Professionals
  • Nursing assistants trained in catheter management

Dates & Fees:

Please contact the Simulation Team for more information on dates & course fees.

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