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Urethral Urinary Catheter Care Hub

Welcome to the Urethral Urinary Catheter Care Hub!

The UUC Hub is where you will find all of our information and resources concerning Urethral Urinary Catheters.

Many of our patients will require an indwelling urinary catheter to be inserted during their stay in hospital. It is important that staff involved in the insertion and maintenance of these devices have access to training and guidance to ensure the comfort and safety of their patient. The Infection Prevention and Control Team (IPCT) are working in conjunction with Practice Development to ensure that staff are supported and have the knowledge and skills to care for a patient with a urethral urinary catheter. 

 

NHS GGC Documents:

Links to urinary catheter guidelines can be found at:

 UUC guidance for Acute in-patients is under development. 

 

Catheter Passport

The National Catheter Passport (NCP) is an information resource given to patients and was created to improve both care and communication around urinary catheters.

National Urinary Catheter Passport (NCP)

Guidance for the use of the National Urinary Catheter Passport

Staff can order the National Catheter Passport via PECOS (SKU code 223848) whenever they order their supply of catheters and should be used once the decision has been made for the catheter to remain in situ – this may be on discharge from hospital or whilst at home. 

 

Education

Staff caring for a patient who requires an indwelling urethral urinary catheter should complete the NES module entitled ‘Urinary catheterisation’. Staff should log in to LearnPro NHS and add the NES Urinary catheterisation to their programme.

Use this link to access the LearnPro NHS site

 

HEI

The Healthcare environment inspection team may visit your ward to inspect the care and maintenance of these devices. Published on the HEI website are the methodology and inspection aide memoir. We recommend that staff familiarise themselves with these two documents.

 

NHS GGC Infection Prevention and Control Team (IPCT)

The IPCT have developed a tool to measure compliance with the urethral urinary catheter care plan. This tool can be used by staff to measure their own ward compliance.

IPC Care Plan Compliance Tool