• Level 3
  • 4 - 6 Hours Duration
  • 1 Year Certificate

Bowel Management Training

This bowel management training aims to raise awareness and knowledge in relation to bowel management and incontinence.

Bowel Management Training Course Summary

This bowel management training aims to raise awareness and knowledge in relation to bowel management and incontinence.

Ideally, this course is for care staff responsible for the day to day care of individuals who require assistance with bowel management.

Effective bowel management is especially important for spinal injury patients and those at risk of autonomic dysreflexia.

Above all, this course has a base level of theory with practical modules which can be added on as required.

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Course Summary

  • Gain an understanding of bowel management and relevant Anatomy and Physiology
  • Gain an understanding of Clinical Governance surrounding Bowel Management
  • Attain an understanding of Bowel Function and Dysfunction:
  • Gain an understanding of what affects Bowel Function
  • Acquire an understanding of Medication and Treatment including the impact of Nutrition and Hydration
  • Gain an understanding of Rehabilitation Techniques
  • Demonstration and Practical session

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08/11/2024

09:30

London

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£170.00

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    Where Do You Deliver The Bowel Management Training?

    We can deliver this training at your premises, as long as it's within the UK. Also, we have our own venues in Stoke on Trent, London, Swindon, Epsom & York if you need access to a training room (additional charges will apply). We can also deliver this training virtually using Zoom. However, sessions delivered via Zoom will be theory only and will not include any practicals.

    How long will the training last?

    This training will last 4 -6 hours. We give a range of time to account for variable factors such as; underlying knowledge and competence of delegates, class interaction and engagement and reduced delegate numbers. If a course finishes earlier than the allotted time, it will be due to one of these reasons. However, our trainer will ensure that all learning outcomes have been met.

    Will attending this training make me competent?

    In short, no. No classroom-based training course can give you full competency - be very wary of anyone claiming they can. Our classroom-based assessments are designed to bridge the gap between classroom learning and workplace competency. We will be sure to provide you with the relevant workbooks and competency proformas to be observed and signed off within the workplace according to your local policy.

    Who will conduct the training?

    One of our expert clinical tutors. These are either Nurses or Doctors with abundant clinical and complex care experience and knowledge - so you'll be in great hands! We will let you know who is doing the training in advance. You can check out their skills and experience by finding them on our meet the team page.

    What equipment will you use for training?

    We have a variety of different training equipment and tools available. The training will be relevant and transferable. However, if you have a specific requirement for a particular type of equipment, please make this clear during the booking process, and the team will ensure this is provided. Alternatively, we can use your own equipment for training.

Bowel Management Training

Bowel Management Training (Level 3) is a comprehensive program designed to provide participants with an in-depth understanding of bowel management, anatomy, and physiology. The course covers various aspects, including clinical governance, bowel function, and dysfunction, factors affecting bowel function, medication and treatment impact on bowel health, nutrition, and hydration, rehabilitation techniques, and practical sessions to develop hands-on skills.

Bowel management involves a diverse array of practices, techniques, and strategies designed to promote and sustain optimal bowel function. This encompasses gaining an understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the gastrointestinal system, identifying factors that impact bowel health, recognizing prevalent dysfunctions, and implementing targeted interventions to effectively address these challenges.

Course Description:

Bowel Management Training (Level 3) is a comprehensive program designed to provide participants with an in-depth understanding of bowel management, anatomy, and physiology. The course covers various aspects, including clinical governance, bowel function, and dysfunction, factors affecting bowel function, medication and treatment impact on bowel health, nutrition, and hydration, rehabilitation techniques, and practical sessions to develop hands-on skills.

  • Course Duration: 4- 6 hours
  • Course Level: Level 3
  • Certificate: 1-year certificate
  • Max Delegates: 12
  • Practical: Yes

Target Audience:

The target audience for this Bowel Management Training course is healthcare professionals, caregivers, and individuals seeking to improve their knowledge and skills in managing bowel health effectively.

Course Objectives:

Upon completing the course, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain the significance of clinical governance in bowel management, ensuring patient safety and ethical considerations are upheld while enhancing quality improvement measures.
  2. Explore the intricate functions of the bowel and analyze the various factors that can influence bowel function and overall health.
  3. Identify and evaluate different treatment options for bowel issues, considering the effects of medications, nutrition, and lifestyle changes.
  4. Demonstrate hands-on skills for accurate bowel assessment, effective management, and the development of tailored treatment plans.

Bowel Management Course Outline:

1: Introduction to Bowel Management and Anatomy

  • Overview of bowel management and its significance.
  • Anatomy and physiology of the gastrointestinal system.
  • Understanding the structure and functions of the colon, rectum, and anal sphincters.

2: Clinical Governance in Bowel Management

  • Legal and ethical considerations in bowel management.
  • Protocols, guidelines, and best practices in the field.
  • Safety measures and risk management in bowel management procedures.

 3: Bowel Function and Dysfunction

  • Types of bowel dysfunction and their characteristics.
  • Common disorders affecting bowel health.
  • Assessing symptoms and identifying underlying causes.

4: Factors Influencing Bowel Function

  • The role of diet and nutrition in bowel health.
  • Lifestyle factors affecting bowel function (e.g., physical activity, stress).
  • Medications and their impact on bowel management.

 5: Medication, Treatment, and Nutrition

  • Understanding different medications and their effects on bowel function.
  • The impact of nutrition and hydration on bowel health.
  • Developing personalized treatment plans for bowel management.

6: Rehabilitation Techniques

  • Rehabilitation exercises for improving bowel function.
  • Strategies to manage bowel dysfunction and improve overall well-being.
  • Collaborative approaches to support patients in their bowel management journey.

7: Demonstration and Practical Session

  • Hands-on training in administering treatments and techniques.
  • Simulation of real-life scenarios related to bowel management.
  • Q&A session and feedback from experienced instructors.

Question and Answer

What is a bowel training program?

A bowel training program is a personalized approach to help individuals with bowel control issues. It aims to establish regular bowel movements, improve control, and promote independence.

The program includes assessing habits, creating routines, adjusting diets, using toileting schedules, and providing support for better bowel function and quality of life.

What is bowel care in nursing?

Bowel care in nursing refers to the management and support provided to individuals for their bowel functions.

It involves assisting with toileting, promoting regular bowel movements, addressing issues like constipation, and ensuring the individual’s comfort and hygiene.

The goal is to maintain bowel health and improve the individual’s overall well-being and quality of life.

What is bowel care in disability?

Bowel care is the process of maintaining a healthy bowel. This includes having regular bowel movements, avoiding constipation, and preventing infections. For people with disabilities, bowel care may be more challenging. However, there are a number of things that can be done to make it easier.

A well-balanced diet rich in fiber plays a pivotal role in maintaining bowel health. Fiber helps keep stool soft and bulky, easing its passage and reducing the likelihood of constipation. Staying adequately hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids, especially water, also aids in softening stool and preventing constipation.

For individuals with disabilities, using special equipment can enhance bowel care. Items like commodes, raised toilet seats, and bidets can facilitate toileting and improve accessibility. Additionally, there is a range of laxatives available that can help prevent constipation, providing relief and promoting regular bowel movements.

What are the different types of bowel care?

There are many different types of bowel care, depending on the individual’s needs and preferences. Some common types of bowel care include:

  1. Dietary Management: Adopting a diet rich in fiber, fruits, and vegetables to promote regular bowel movements and prevent constipation.
  2. Hydration: Ensuring adequate fluid intake, especially water, to keep stool soft and ease bowel movements.
  3. Medications: Using laxatives or stool softeners under medical supervision to manage constipation.
  4. Toileting Routines: Establishing regular times for toileting to promote predictable bowel movements.
  5. Specialized Equipment: Using aids like commodes, raised toilet seats, or bidets to facilitate toileting for individuals with disabilities.
  6. Exercise: Regular physical activity can improve bowel function by promoting digestive motility.
  7. Biofeedback: A technique used to improve bowel control and coordination through visual or auditory feedback.
  8. Manual Techniques: In some cases, gentle abdominal massage or stimulation may assist in promoting bowel movements.
  9. Digital Stimulation: A technique used for individuals with certain neurological conditions to encourage bowel movements.
  10. Surgery: In severe cases, surgical intervention may be necessary to manage bowel issues.

The choice of bowel care depends on individual needs, medical conditions, and healthcare professional recommendations.

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