Adult Bowel Care Training

Adult Bowel Care

Length of course: 1 hour

Who is it for? All healthcare workers who care for inpatients requiring bowel care interventions.

Pre-course requirements: To have read the North Bristol NHS Trust policy for Adult Bowel Care Procedures (internal intranet link). Candidates may also wish to read the 'Guidelines for Management of Neurogenic Bowel Dysfunction in Individuals with Central Neurological Conditions' from the Multidisciplinary Association of Spinal Cord Injured Professionals..

Aim: To increase awareness of adult bowel dysfunction, assessment and treatment.

To give participants role specific awareness of the procedural steps for digital rectal examination, administration of enemas & suppositories, digital removal of faeces, and digital rectal stimulation.

To raise awareness of performing robust risk assessment and contra-indications for these procedures, including autonomic dysreflexia.

For further information please contact Claire Boyd, Practice Development Teacher, telephone 0117 4149243

How to Access

North Bristol NHS Trust staff can book their place on a course via the Managed Learning Environment.

There are also some 'drop-in' courses, details of which can be found on the Clinical Skills page of the intranet.

Individuals or organisations outside of North Bristol NHS Trust contact the Clinical Skills Training Team to access our services.

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