Healthcare Professionals skills and competency training

Managing the neurogenic bowel

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

Delivered by NMC 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

Participants will examine the theory that underpins effective management of the neurogenic bowel, demonstrate their learning through a written exam and case study work, and have their competency to safely undertake DRE, DRS and DRF signed off by one of our SCI Nurse Specialists following a practical session on an anatomical training model.

The cost is £160 +VAT per delegate, and each course is limited to six participants. The agenda can be downloaded here.

Info for non-Registered Nurses:
As this training is primarily aimed at Registered Nurses, sessions have previously been restricted to this group. However, due to the demand from other healthcare professionals, we have reserved two sessions in November 2017 for non-RNs only. Any non-RNs attending this training must confirm at the time of booking that they have been delegated the responsibility for the bowel management procedures covered by this training day by a  supervising RN who will, going forward, continue to supervise them. Please contact Karen if you need more information on this.

Please note that places on all courses scheduled before October 2017 are sold out, but more dates have now been confirmed, please see below:

28 November 2017 (non-RNs only)
16 January 2018 (RNs only)- 1 place remaining
15 March 2018 (RNs only)
SIA House, Milton Keynes

9 November 2017 (non-RNs only)
7 February 2018 (RNs only)
Bullen Healthcare, Liverpool

To book a place or 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 604191 x221.