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Catheterisation trainers

Inserting a catheter can be a very invasive and intimate procedure. It is vital for medical students to be able to practice how to insert them before working with patients.

We supply a comprehensive range of urinary catheterisation trainers, with both male and female models available. This allows medical and nursing students the opportunity to build their confidence and ensure they can carry the procedure out quickly and efficiently.

Click on the links below to find out more about our collection of catheterisation trainers. If you aren’t sure which training model is the most suitable for your needs, our specialist team will be happy to help.

Inserting a catheter

Inserting a catheter can be an uncomfortable experience for a patient, especially if it has to be inserted as part of an emergency procedure. Using a catheterisation trainer lets learners practice until their instructor is satisfied with their progress.

It is essential for a sterile technique to be used. Using a training model will not only teach students how to insert a catheter safely, but to do so in a sterile environment.

As the male and female anatomies are different, students need to be able to insert and remove catheters from both male and female genitalia. With female patients, it is important not to insert a catheter into the vagina.

The risks of catheterisation

As well as being able to insert and remove a catheter, medical staff need to be able to identify the risks of catheter use. Patients have an increased chance of a urinary tract infection, which can cause hospitalisation if left untreated. There is also the risk of urine leakage if the catheter is inserted incorrectly or becomes dislodged.

As part of training, learners must be able to diagnose and treat conditions caused by catheter use. This is especially important in children and infants, who may not be able to articulate their symptoms in the same way adults can.

Catheterisation trainer models

The catheterisation trainer models we supply have realistic resistance to ensure students can efficiently insert a catheter. When the catheter enters the bladder, artificial urine (or fluid of your choice) will come out to add realism to the training experience.

All training models come with realistic skin, and are easy to keep clean.

Some of the catheterisation models we supply can be used for additional training purposes. For example, the Life/form® Male/Female Catheterisation Simulator can also be used for rectal suppository and enema training.

Frequently Asked Questions

A urinary catheter is a flexible tube that is used to empty the bladder. Urine is collected in a bag, where it can safely be disposed of. A catheter is usually inserted into the urethra, although it can also be inserted into the abdomen (this is known as a suprapubic catheter).

Catheterisation takes place when a patient can’t urinate on their own. It may be that their urethra is blocked, they are bedridden, they have bladder weakness, or they need their bladder draining during surgery. In some circumstances, a catheter can be used to deliver medicine directly into the bladder.

Depending on the circumstances, they can either be temporary or permanent.

There are two different types of catheters. Intermittent (where catheters are inserted several times a day) and indwelling (where catheters are left in place and held in the bladder with a water-filled balloon).

We’re the leading supplier in the medical training simulators market, selling a wide range of catheterisation trainers across the UK.

We offer free delivery, a five-year warranty and a price match promise. If you find our catheterisation trainers cheaper anywhere else, we will be happy to match the price.