Bowel Care and Management

There are many individuals in the community who need support to manage their bowel routine and how to maintain a healthy digestive system; however it is not as common for individuals to require the intervention of bowel management and manual evacuations and therefore it is incredibly important that support workers and carers have an extensive knowledge on how to support an individual with this need.

Within this course we will discuss the anatomy and physiology of the digestive system and common/uncommon issues which cause the digestive system to poorly perform. We will discuss how to educate and encourage the individuals we care for, how to keep our systems healthy and identify useful tips on how to maintain bowel regularity and the positive effects that this healthy routine has on our bodies.

The trainer will also explain why a person requires assistance in managing their bowel routine/movements and why the need for bowel management is required. Bowel management requires the worker to insert suppositories, digital stimulate and support bowel evacuations. This mimics a typical bowel routine and therefore supports a healthy digestive system and bowel.

All delegates will be supported to understand the implications such as damage to the bowel or rectum, the need for excellent personal care and skin care, consent issues with those who lack mental capacity and possible emergency situations. All attendees will then have the opportunity to take part in practical sessions before being assessed by our trainer and RGN.

All delegates will come away from training feeling educated and well equipped to perform this task with the individuals that they care for.

The course covers the following core elements:
  • A and P of gastrointestinal tract and influences on bowel movements
  • Understanding constipation, faecal incontinence, interventions, digital rectal examination and patient assessment
  • Dietary and fluid advice
  • Evacuation and digital removal of faeces from the rectum
  • Medication interactions
  • Causes and management of diarrhoea and constipation
  • Bristol stool chart
  • Good skin care and importance
  • Necessary precautions
  • Indications, considerations and side effects of manual evacuation

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ENS have a fantastic training division, they offer a wide range of mandatory and specialist courses. The team are always helpful, polite and professional; I know I can always rely on them. We book all of our health and social care training with them and the feedback from our staff is always really positive, I can't recommend them highly enough.

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