Continence and Catheter Care

Price £395.00 (for up to 15 delegates – No VAT)

Duration: 3 hours
Certification: Certificate of Attendance

Suitable for

  • Healthcare assistants
  • Adult social care workers
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Description

Continence and Catheter Care

Course Outline

This Continence and Catheter Care workshop is aimed at nurses and care assistants in all settings.    Incontinence often isolates sufferers, who live in fear of having an accident while they are with other people.  This destroys confidence and undermines wellbeing.  You will begin by exploring the impact that urinary incontinence can have upon a person’s life, their self-esteem and their wellbeing. Following this you will explore ways of promoting continence.  You will learn about the risks associated with catheterisation and how they can be managed.  You will then have the opportunity to see and handle different types of catheter that may be used in your setting.  Next, you will be shown how to empty and change a catheter bag and have the opportunity to practice in the classroom.  Finally, you will conclude with a discussion about common problems and how they may be resolved.

What you will learn:

The importance of continence and catheter care
The psychological impact of incontinence
The anatomy and physiology of the lower urinary tract
How our body keeps us continent
That there are different types of incontinence
How to support a person to stay continent
What is a catheter?
The reasons why someone may have a catheter fitted
To recognise and manage the risks associated with catheterisation
How to empty and change a urinary drainage bag
How to solve common problems relating to continence and catheter care