NHS Education for Scotland has just launched two new online short courses.


  • Urinary Catheterisation Management, Care and Prevention of Infection
  • Presentations of Infection in the Older Person

Not only is early recognition of the signs and symptoms of infection a vital part of caring for older people, but urinary tract infections are the most common infections in care homes for older people.

Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland took part in developing these online courses. Each course lasts about 1-2 hours to complete and provides links to key websites and publications and also printable records of learning.

You can find out more about these courses on the NES HAI website at:

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) - Urinary Catheterisation

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) - Presentations of Infections in the Older Person 

The courses are sited in the Learnpro virtual learning environment and details about registration and access is available on the HAI website course page.