Darwin Urinary Catheterisation Workshop







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 course includes a 4-hour online Urinary Catheterisation module and attendance at a 4-hour hands-on simulated workshop. Once online registration has been completed, students will be sent a link via email to the online module. Students are required to complete the online module before attending the face-to-face workshop. 


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.


Nicole Norman

Nicole is a Registered nurse with more than 15 years of experience in nursing education and clinical care delivery. Nicole is the Director of Nursing at the Clinical Learning Education and Research Services in the Northern Territory, where she develops and delivers innovative learning opportunities to improve evidence-based clinical practice. Nicole is also the Northern Territory Leadership Team chair for the Australian College of Nursing. 

Cheryl MacDonald 

Cheryl is an experienced registered nurse and midwife, and clinical educator with a passion for ensuring competent and contemporary nursing and midwifery practice. Cheryl is the Deputy Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer for Northern Territory Health. She is also the deputy chair of the Northern Territory Leadership Team chair for the Australian College of Nursing. 

Natalie Robertson

Natalie is an experienced nurse educator and education consultant. Natalie is currently a project officer for the Office of the Chief Nurse and Midwifery NT Health with a focus on projects to improve education courses and work readiness for graduates. Natalie is also the communications coordinator of the Northern Territory Leadership Team for the Australian College of Nursing. 

Catherine Capistrano

Catherine is a passionate nurse with an extensive history in clinical education. Catherine currently manages a core clinical systems renewal program focusing on optimisation and support of clinical transformation efforts through NT Health. Catherine is also the secretariat support of the Northern Territory Leadership Team for the Australian College of Nursing. 



Members:   $200                    Non-Members: $400



Saturday, 02 March 2024
8:30 am to 1:00 pm
Royal Darwin Hospital Campus
Level 1 John Hargrave Bldg (Bldg 4)
TIWI NT 0810
Face to Face
Add to Calendar 03/02/2024 8:30AM 03/02/2024 1:00PM Australia/Canberra Darwin Urinary Catheterisation Workshop This hybrid course will provide participants practical skill training to facilitate clinician capability development on safe removal, insertion and maintenance of urethral and suprapubic urinary catheters. Royal Darwin Hospital Campus Level 1 John Hargrave Bldg (Bldg 4) TIWI NT 0810


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