Intermittent Catheterization

Course Summary

Upon successful completion of this course, attendees will learn all the techniques for maximizing safety and independence with intermittent catheterization for the female patient. The course will start by providing an overview of the anatomy and physiology as it relates to the urinary system. Attendees will learn about all the catheter types and clinical reasoning for each catheter. The course will cover both sterile and clean intermittent catheterization techniques as well as adaptive tools and strategies to increase their client's independence with bladder management.

Bundled Discount

Patients with neurogenic bladder often have neurogenic bowel which is why we always offer the following classes on the same day: neurogenic bowel, neurogenic bladder, intermittent catheterization for the female patient and intermittent catheterization for the male patient.  To receive a bundled discount and to learn about all topics, register for all 4 classes by clicking here.

Single Registrant - $30
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Requests for Accommodations -

If you require ADA accommodations, please contact AppleTree CEU at least two weeks prior to the course so accommodations can be made.

AOTA approved provider
Intermittent Catheterization


  • Compare and contrast open and closed system catheters for female patients.
  • List two strategies to identify the urethra for accurate insertion of a catheter.
  • Summarize the steps for both clean and sterile intermittent catheterization for the female patient.
  • Identify two modifications or assistive technology to assist female patients with learning to complete self intermittent catheterization.

Credit info

Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants: AppleTree CEU is an AOTA approved provider of professional development. Course approval ID# 04419. This live in-person course is offered at 0.10 CEUs (Beginner level, Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process).  The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. 

AOTA approved provider

Registered Nurses & Licensed Vocational Nurses: AppleTree CEU, LLC is pending approval through the Kansas State Board of Nursing. 

Disclosures – Mr. Despommier has no financial relationships to disclose. The nurse planner is a paid speaker for Convatec.  All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.


Check the registration tab for dates online.  If you would like to host a private course, please contact us! 

11:30 am Registration

12:00-1:00 Intermittent Catheterization

  • Causes of urinary retention
  • Anatomy and physiology of the urinary system
  • Interdisciplinary approach
  • Therapy role

Catheter Types

  • Straight tip
  • Closed system

Self Intermittent Catheterization

  • Sterile and clean technique
  • Assistive technology/Adaptive tools

Course Completion Requirements

Certificates are provided upon successful completion of the course and evaluation form.


Intermittent Catheterization for the Female Patient Individual Registrant

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