Catheter and Bowel Management for Registered Nurses-22/23

Date & Time:

Wednesday 16 November 2022 (09:30 - 16:30)


Sutton Civic Offices, G1A, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, SM1 1EA



All registered nurses working within the London Borough of Sutton Adult Social Services, Housing and Health. All registered nurses in the Private Voluntary and Independent Sectors within Sutton and those who look after Sutton’s residents.


The aims of this course is to promote the safe and effective management of resident’s elimination needs and to facilitate and provide nurses with the theoretical knowledge and skills to safely undertake the following:

  • Male and female catheterisation- urethral, suprapubic and intermittent
  • Digital rectal examination (DRE)
  • Digital removal of faeces (DRF)


By the end of the training session participants will have:

  • Increased understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the bladder and bowel
  • Developed skills and confidence on how to apply knowledge to the procedures of urethral, suprapubic and intermittent catheterisation, bladder washout, DRE, DRF, enemas and suppositories
  • Gain the ability to outline evidence-based indications and contraindications for the use of catheterisation, DRE, DRF, enemas and suppositories
  • Refreshed knowledge on the nurse’s role in relation to legal and professional issues in relation to catheterisation and bowel management
  • Greater knowledge of infection prevention and control relating to catheterisation, particularly HCAIs, UTIs and E.coli bacteraemia
  • Gained the knowledge on how to describe and return demonstration on a mannequin including aseptic technique for catheterisation


Booking has now closed for this event.

Further Information:


Wendy Bedford, RGN, District Nurse BSc Hons and PG cert in education qualified teacher and a Queens Nurse, Care Home Support team

Venue Details:

Sutton Civic Offices, G1A, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, SM1 1EA

(020 8770 5000)