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Catheter and Stoma Care

Subject category: Nursing and Health Care

Course overview

This course has been developed for staff who are involved in catheter and stoma care. Learners will look at the protocols and good practice in relation to catheterisation, and explore and discuss the points of regular monitoring and care of the catheter. Learners will gain the knowledge of how and why stomas are used and will gain an understanding of how to care for the stoma within the boundaries of their role.
This course is delivered using a range of methods and resources including:

Personal care props, stoma bags, catheters, group discussions, small group activities and DVD clips and assessment tools.

This course has been developed and mapped to: 

The Royal Marsden Hospital Manual of Clinical Nursing procedures 

Royal College of Nursing Guidance on Catheter Care
NICE Guidelines: Infection Prevention and Control 

NICE Guidelines: Long Term Urinary Catheters: Prevention and Control 

Healthcare Associated Infections in Primary and Community Care 

And the following QCF unit: 

Supporting Infection Prevention and Control in Social Care
Undertake Urethral Catheterisation Processes

Course content

Legislation, national guidelines and local policies and practices
The anatomy and physiology of the male and female genito-urinary system
Ethical issues surrounding catheterisation
What is a urinary catheter and why would it be used?
Reasons for a stoma and an overview of the digestive system
Types of catheters and stomas that can be used
Gaining valid consent
Monitoring catheterisation and stoma equipment
Emptying draining bags and stoma bags
Measuring and recording the urine output
Catheter associated Urinary Tract Infection
Signs from urine and urinalysis
Maintaining the cleanliness
Apply standard precautions for infection control
Taking action when problems arise
Maintaining privacy and dignity

Learning outcomes

  State relevant legislation, policy and good practice in relation to carrying out urethral catheterisation 
  Describe the relevant anatomy and physiology 
  Monitor and care for the urethral catheter after insertion 
  Demonstrate how to care for and support the individual during and after the procedure 
  List reasons why a stoma is required 
  Identify different types of stoma 
  Demonstrate how to change a stoma bag


3 hours

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