Female Catheterisation

Upon successful completion of the course, candidates will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to gain clinical competency under the supervision of a qualified practitioner

This course will appeal to health care assistants, nurses, allied health professionals and anyone undertaking an NVQ III in health care, and are required to complete the female urinary catheterisation module.

Aims and Objectives

â–  To have a clear understanding of associated anatomy and physiology

â–  Understand aseptic technique and infection control measures

â–  Understand the rationale for performing urinary catheterisation

â–  Be able to perform female urinary catheterisation safely and competently


Associated anatomy & physiology Rationale for urinary catheterisation
The history of catheterisation Infection control
Aseptic technique Catheter selection
Consent Associated complications and their management
Overview of equipment Correct demonstration
Practical practice for candidates