Catheter and Bowel Management for Registered Nurses

Date & Time:

Wednesday 2 March 2022 (09.30 - 16.30)

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Sutton Civic Offices, G5, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, SM1 1EA


Target Group: 

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. 

Course Overview:

To promote the safe and effective management of resident’s elimination needs.

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)

Learning objectives:

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

Special instructions:

Due to Covid-19, to protect all the delegates, we have reduced the number of spaces.

It is also important that all delegates:

  • Do Not to come in if not well
  • Remember to wash hands regularly
  • Practice respiratory hygiene measures
  • Maintain social distancing
  • Bring own PPE (gloves, masks, aprons and gel)
  • Bring own refreshments/lunch

Attendees are expected to be assessed for competence in these skills within their workplace before undertaking them independently.

Places Available:


Further Information:


Sutton Health and Care

Venue Details:

Sutton Civic Offices, G5, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, SM1 1EA

(020 8770 5000)