Bowel Management (inc. DRF)

Bowel Management (inc. DRF)

Suitable for all nurses and carers in residential and domiciliary settings.

Course Length. 3.5 hours


Effective bowel movements are essential to human life. This half day course considers safe techniques that can be employed to prevent poor bowel movements and assist with enabling effective bowel management.

Course Contents

Anatomy and physiology of the gastrointestinal tract
Functions of the colon
Stool production
Bristol Stool Chart
Promoting normal defecation
Causes of bowel dysfunction
Faecal incontinence
Moving stools through the bowel
Bowel massage
Autonomic dysreflexia
Ano-rectal stimulation
Digital removal

Course Outcomes

Successful completion of this training course will result in the award of a CPD accredited certificate covering all aspects of the above course contents.

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