Bowel Management

Cost: £5.00+VAT

Welcome to our Bowel Management online training module. Upon completion, you will receive a certificate of completion. The course duration is approximately 1 hour and will earn you 1 CPD point. You have 6 months from the date of purchase to finish this training.

This module covers various topics related to Bowel Management including:

1. Introduction to Bowel Management for a healthcare workers,
• Importance of bowel management in healthcare
• Overview of the digestive system and its functions

2. Common Bowel Disorders:
• Understanding common bowel disorders such as constipation, diarrhea, and fecal incontinence
• Causes, symptoms, and risk factors of bowel disorders

3. Bowel Assessment:
• Techniques for conducting a comprehensive bowel assessment
• Identifying signs and symptoms of bowel dysfunction
• Documentation and reporting of bowel assessment findings

4. Bowel Care Techniques:
• Strategies for promoting regular bowel movements
• Dietary modifications and fiber intake recommendations
• Hydration and fluid management
• Medication management for bowel disorders

5. Bowel Management Interventions:
• Techniques for managing constipation, diarrhea, and fecal incontinence
• Bowel retraining and establishing a regular bowel routine
• Use of laxatives, enemas, and suppositories
• Digital rectal stimulation and manual evacuation

6. Bowel Management for Specific Patient Populations:
• Bowel management considerations for elderly patients
• Bowel management in patients with neurological conditions (e.g., spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis)
• Bowel management in patients with chronic illnesses (e.g., diabetes, irritable bowel syndrome)

7. Infection Control and Hygiene:
• Proper hand hygiene practices before and after bowel care procedures
• Preventing the spread of infections during bowel management
• Safe disposal of contaminated materials

8. Legal and Ethical Considerations:
• Understanding the legal and ethical aspects of bowel management
• Respecting patient dignity and privacy during bowel care procedures
• Informed consent and patient rights related to bowel management.

9. Documentation and Reporting:
• Proper documentation of bowel care procedures and patient responses
• Reporting changes in bowel patterns or complications to the healthcare team
• Importance of accurate and timely documentation in patient care

The learning outcomes are.

1. Understand the importance of bowel management in healthcare and its impact on patient well-being.
2. Recognize and differentiate common bowel disorders, their causes, symptoms, and risk factors.
3. Conduct a comprehensive bowel assessment, including identifying signs and symptoms of bowel dysfunction.
4. Apply appropriate bowel care techniques to promote regular bowel movements, including dietary modifications, hydration management, and medication administration.
5. Implement effective bowel management interventions for constipation, diarrhea, and fecal incontinence.
6. Adapt bowel management strategies for specific patient populations, such as the elderly or those with neurological conditions.
7. Communicate effectively with patients about bowel management, addressing concerns and providing education and instructions.
8. Demonstrate proper infection control and hygiene practices during bowel care procedures.
9. Understand the legal and ethical considerations related to bowel management, including patient rights and privacy.
10. Document and report bowel care procedures, patient responses, and any changes or complications accurately and in a timely manner.

We hope you find this module informative and beneficial for your professional development in Bowel Management

If you need more information about this course, please contact Train Healthcare directly at 0208 3266 704 or email
Please note that refunds are not available for online training purchases.

Nursing and Midwife Council's (CPD Points).

It is necessary to complete 35 hours (35 Nursing CPD Points) of relevant CPD within the three-year period since your last registration renewal or since joining the register.
Of these 35 hours (35 Nursing CPD Points), a minimum of 20 hours (20 Nursing CPD Points), should be dedicated to participatory learning, which involves engaging in activities that facilitate interaction with other professionals.