Bowel Management (inc. DRF)

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


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
  • Peristalsis
  • 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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