This four (4) hour Workshop provides Nurses with best practice skills, technique and strategy in teaching your adult clients Intermittent Self Catheterisation (ISC) with confidence.  The program attracts 4 CPD hours. The latest evidence-based practice will be applied and competency reviewed . Trade display and morning tea are included. Limited spaces are available.

All Nurses participating in this workshop are expected to have prior knowledge and experience in aseptic technique.

At the completion of this Workshop the participants will be able to:

  • Define the structures of the male and female lower urinary tract.
  • Describe the clinical indications and contraindications for intermittent catheterisation
  • Develop an ISC care plan in collaboration with your client/patient
  • Perform a male and female Intermittent Catheterisation competently
  • Have the skills to competently teach the principles and procedures to your clients/patients who require ISC

*Note: In the absence of workplace guidelines we recommend as part of this competency that Nurses have at least two supervised intermittent catheterisation insertions with an experienced clinician.

*Further Note: Disability Carer Managers are encouraged to pursue a Disability Carer ISC Workshop that VCRC Clinicians can tailor specifically for them. Disability Carers and Care Workers are advised to have training with a qualified nurse for clients who have complex catheterisation, as per NDIS and workplace guidelines. Please refer to Australian & New Zealand Urological Nurses Society (ANZUNS) for guidelines to Intermittent Catheterisation.

This Workshop is presented by Kerry Poole or Sam Gebert, Nurse Continence Specialists, with over 28 years combined experience and current practice in the field.

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Nurse Continence Specialist - Kerry Poole

Kerry Poole is a Nurse Continence Specialist at the Victorian Continence Resource Centre passionate and strongly committed to working in the community helping dispel the myths about incontinence and encouraging people to seek help about their incontinence problems.

Nurse Continence Specialist - Sam Gebert

Sam Gebert is a Nurse Continence Specialist at the Victorian Continence Resource Centre. Sam is a passionate advocate of men’s health, with a speciality in men’s continence and sexual health. He joins us after working at Movember in the Prostate Cancer program of TrueNTH where he care-coordinated an Australia wide telehealth program.