Clinical Courses – Bowel Care

Course Outline

This course is aimed at Registered Nurses and Healthcare Assistants who are involved in supporting bowel care across a range of settings. The course includes the basic anatomy and physiology of the lower bowel, the causes and consequences of constipation and faecal incontinence and person-centred strategies to alleviate bowel problems.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course candidates will be able to:

  • Describe the basic anatomy and physiology of the lower bowel.
  • Describe the principles of maintaining a healthy bowel.
  • Identify the different types of stools. 
  • Describe the common causes of faecal incontinence.
  • Identify the relationship between dignity and promoting bowel function.
  • Identify the process of holistic assessment to identify causative factors of bowel problems.
  • Describe strategies to promote bowel action using a person-centred approach.
  • Identify the roles of the multidisciplinary team who may be involved in prompting bowel function.
  • Identify own boundaries in providing bowel care and when to report and record concerns. 

Book onto the Course

Interested in learning more and/or booking onto the course ? You can contact us here or call us on 01442 368464 .

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