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2023 Urinary Catheterisation Workshop Parramatta

Speciality Classification
Start Date
Level 6 9 Wentworth Street Parramatta NSW 2150
Face to face
Time / Duration
9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Australian College of Nursing (ACN)

About the course 
Nurses are the leading healthcare provider performing this procedure.  Research, however, suggests that catheter-associated urinary tract infection is the most nosocomial infection worldwide of healthcare-associated urinary tract infections, 80% of which occur in catheterised patients. In addition to infection, urinary catheterisation is associated with a number of complications including, bleeding, trauma, urinary retention, and urosepsis.

The purpose of this workshop is to provide participants practical skill training to facilitate clinician capability development on safe removal, insertion, and maintenance of urethral and suprapubic urinary catheters. Participants will learn evidence-based knowledge on risk prevention and reduction, management of problems associated with urinary catheterisation procedures and appropriate urinary catheter maintenance and care.  This workshop utilises interactive teaching approach which will enhance participants learning experience and insight in this area of nursing practice.

This face-to-face workshop is conducted over 1 day and is equivalent to 6 continuing professional development (CPD) hours. 

This workshop does not deem you as competent in urinary catheterisation.  Throughout this workshop, you will be able to practice urinary catheterisation under supervision in a simulated environment. Competence is determined by your employer and your institution’s policies. At the conclusion of this workshop, you will be issued a Certificate of Completion.

 Who should attend?      
This course is suitable for healthcare professionals who are required to perform urinary catheterisation and management of catheterised patients as part of their scope of practice.  

Key learning outcomes
On completion, participants will be better able to:

  • Describe the anatomy and physiology of the upper and lower urinary tract.
  • Understand the normal and abnormal micturition mechanisms.
  • List the common indications and contraindications to urethral and suprapubic catheterisation.
  • Develop systematic patient assessment skills using decision support tools related to urinary catheter insertion and management.
  • Develop the ability to select the appropriate equipment for indwelling catheter insertion and maintenance care.
  • Apply the principles of Hand Hygiene and Aseptic Technique according to the NSW Health and Clinical Excellence Commissions guidelines.
  • Perform male and female urethral catheterisation on a training model. 
  • Perform removal and insertion of suprapubic catheter on a training model.
  • Recognise potential and common complications associated with urinary catheterisation and determine appropriate strategies to prevent and manage the problems.
  • Develop confidence and clinical competency on urinary catheterisation.
  • Identify the legal and professional requirements related to urinary catheter insertion and management.

Karina So 


Karina is a Nurse Practitioner in private practice, a Clinical Lecturer at Concord Medical School University of Sydney, and a Fellow of the Australia College of Nursing. 
Karina was also past President, past Vice-President, and past Educational Officer of the NSW Urological Nurses Society. Karina co-designed courses and lectures tailored to specialty groups. Karina is a regular guest speaker and presenter at local, state, and overseas conferences. 
Additional significant contributions include the development of policies, clinical guidelines, and clinical tools such as the Clinical Excellence Commission NSW CAUTIs Project Reference Group 2014-16, Agency for Clinical Innovation Urology and Continence Nursing Group clinical toolkits, SLHD Urinary Catheterisation policy and CPG, SLHD CEWD urinary catheterisation course and the College of Nursing urology course and bladder cancer course.

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2023 Urinary Catheterisation Workshop Parramatta
Speciality Classification
Provider Type
Education Provider
Time / Duration
9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Start Date
CPD Points
6 hours
Price Details
ACN Members: $350
Level 6 9 Wentworth Street Parramatta NSW 2150