Course Duration: One Day

CPD Hours: 7 Hours

Time: 09:00-17:00


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

This inter-professional simulation-based training course utilises immersive clinical scenarios facilitated by simulation experts to explore issues related to catheter avoidance, management of indwelling catheters and their timely removal, management of catheter-related emergencies, and the safe discharge of patients with catheters and their community management, with the aim of reducing avoidable harm in patients with catheters.


  • To provide a framework for reviewing your working environment and its effect on the patient experience and their safety in relation to Human Factors
  • To explore some of the core issues of Non-Technical Skills (NTS)
  • To increase knowledge base of management of catheters in hospital and the community to reduce avoidable harm

Learning Outcomes:
After completing this course attendees will be able to:

  • Describe current best practice of catheter management to prevent catheter associated urine tract infections
  • Describe the risks and benefits of catheter insertion
  • Explain the effect that ineffective handover of information has on patient care

This course is suitable for:

  • Nurses, doctors and allied health professionals at all levels working across hospital and community settings


  • To be announced


To book onto the course please complete the booking form and return to Simulation Team

For more information please see the course flyer or  contact the Simulation team on 0207 188 4802 or email  the Simulation Team