Male Urethral Catheterisation & Catheter Management  CPD

Course Information

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Date tbc 09:30 Half day £90.00 CS6016 Register Interest

Course Content

This stand-alone study day is for qualified nurses and is designed to enable practitioners to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to safely perform male urethral catheterisation & catheter-management. The workshop allows candidates the opportunity to practice on anatomical models, but it does not include an assessment of competence. The practitioner will require a period of supervised practice and formal assessment of competence in his/her own clinical work setting.

Tutor Info

Since joining City, University of London, Colm Treacy has lectured across various undergraduate and post-graduate courses, in a range of subject areas. His main teaching focus has been around the care and management of patients with long-term conditions, which draws heavily on his expertise and previous clinical experience in this area. As Associate Programme Director for the undergraduate BSc programme (years 1 & 2), Colm has played an important role in the management of the academic programme with a focus on the day-to-day operation of the programme, the quality of education, educational support and maintaining an excellent student experience.

As a dually qualified RGN and RMN with over 20 years of clinical experience, Colm has worked in number of clinical settings in the UK and abroad. He has experience in care and management of patients with long-term conditions, particularly inherited neurological conditions, inherited dementias & enduring neuropsychiatric problems. Before joining City in 2009, Colm worked as a clinical nurse specialist in Neurogenetics & Prion Disease. Currently, he works as an honorary CNS in Erectile Dysfunction at Barts Health NHS Trust.


This stand-alone study day is for qualified nurses only.

English Requirements

Applicants must be proficient in spoken and written English.

What will I learn?

The workshop will include:

  • Review of anatomy and physiology of the male urinary tract
  • Infection control considerations in urinary catheterisation & catheter-management
  • Prevention and management of complications
  • Practical management of urethral & suprapubic catheters
  • Psychosexual aspects of urethral & suprapubic catheterisation
  • Facilitated practice of urethral catheterisation, using appropriate anatomical models/mannequins.

Teaching and Assessment

The session will include facilitated practice of urethral catheterisation, using appropriate anatomical models and mannequins. Practitioners and commissioners are advised that the module does not include any formal assessment of clinical competence - those undertaking the course need to be aware of their own professional responsibilities and that they may be required to undergo a period of supervised practice and formal assessment of competence, in their own clinical work-setting.

Recommended Reading

  • Barford, J & Coates, A., (2009). The pathogenesis of catheter associated urinary tract infection. Journal of Infection Prevention; 10: 2, 50–56.
  • Curran, E. & Murdoch, H. (2009). Aiming to reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) by adopting a checklist and bundle to achieve sustained system improvements. Journal of Infection Prevention; 10: 2, 57–61.
  • Elvy, J., Colville, A. (2009). Catheter associated urinary tract infection: what is it? What causes it and how can we prevent it? Journal of Infection Prevention; 10: 2, 36–41.
  • Geng, V., Cobussen-Boekhorst, H., Farrell, J., Gea Sánchez, M., Pearce, I., Schwennesen, T., Vahr, S., Vandewinkel, C. (2012). Catheterisation - Indwelling catheters in adults. Urethral and suprapubic. Evidence-based guidelines for best practice in urological health care. Arnhem, The Netherlands: European Association of Urology Nurses (EAUN)
  • Hadfield-Law, L. (2001). Male catheterization. Accident & Emergency Nursing; 9(4): 257-63.
  • Hart, S. (2008). Urinary catheterisation. Nursing Standard 22 (27): 44–8
  • National Audit Office, (2009). Reducing Healthcare Associated Infections in Hospitals in England. The Stationery Office, London.
  • Pellowe, C. (2009). Reducing the risk of infection with indwelling urethral catheters. Nursing Times; 105: 7, 36. pp29-32
  • Loveday, H. P., Wilson, J., Pratt, R. J., Golsorkhi, M., Tingle, A., Bak, A., ... & Wilcox, M. (2014). Epic3: national evidence-based guidelines for preventing healthcare-associated infections in NHS hospitals in England. Journal of Hospital Infection, 86, S1-S70.
  • Steggall, M. (2011). Nursing Patients with Urinary Disorders. In: C. Brooker & M. Nicol (eds) Alexander’s Nursing Practice (4th ed). Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh. (pp 273-300).
  • Wilson, M. (2011). Addressing the problems of long-term urethral catheterization: Part 1. British Journal of Nursing 20(22): 1418-24

Leads To...

Certificate of attendance.

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