Managing the Neurogenic Bowel Following Spinal Cord Injury

Please note that due to the current restrictions around the coronavirus pandemic, we are unable to schedule any face to face education or training. Please visit our Virtual education sessions page or contact Karen on the details below for more information on our virtual education offerings.

We are delighted to offer the opportunity to learn more about neurogenic bowel dysfunction and how to manage it effectively.

Delivered by SIA’s SCI Nurse Specialists, registered nurses with over 50 years combined experience caring for this patient group, the full-day course covers

  • the different presentations of neurogenic bowel dysfunction and their appropriate management
  • the importance of stool consistency and factors that affect it
  • the skills and knowledge to safely undertake Digital Rectal Examination (DRE), Digital Rectal Stimulation (DRS) and Digital Removal of Faeces (DRF)
  • the policies and regulations required to support practice

Delegates will examine the theory and practice that underpins effective management of the neurogenic bowel. Learning will be evaluated through a written exam and case study work, and delegates will have the opportunity to demonstrate the skills and knowledge to safely undertake DRE, DRS and DRF during a practical session on an anatomical training model.

The cost to attend is £210 +VAT per delegate, and each course is limited to six participants. Please note that a purchase order number is required in order for us to raise an invoice. To book a place, contact Karen Mikalsen

Please note our cancellation/non attendance policy, which applies to all SIA training events. The agenda for this training day can be downloaded here.

Info for HCAs, PAs and carers:
As this training is primarily aimed at Registered Nurses, sessions have previously been restricted to this group. However, due to the demand from other groups, we now schedule some sessions that are reserved for HCAs, PAs and carers. These will be clearly labelled in the list of available dates below. Please note that SIA’s SCI Nurse Specialists are not responsible for the delegation of this task- they are only providing education of the required knowledge and skills required to safely perform DRE/DRS/DRF. If the individual chooses or requires further supervision this may be sought from District Nurse, continence nurse, RN within care agency or spinal injuries centre. SIA is not responsible for sourcing or providing this supervision. Contact Karen if you need more information on this.

Please keep checking here for news of more confirmed sessions. If you would like to be added to a waiting list in the event of any cancellations, or want to register your details for updates on this and other SIA training and education events, email Karen Mikalsen, Education and Training Co-ordinator, or call her on 01908 732140. It may be possible to hold this training day for staff at your organisation; contact Karen for more details. For information on all SIA Academy training, please visit our main training page.