Digital Rectal Training

Who is the course aimed at?

Registered nurses

What does the course cover?

  • Anatomy and physiology of the bowel
  • Definitions and causes of bowel dysfunction
  • How to assess bowel dysfunction (including DRE)
  • The role of interventions to improve and maintain bowel function (including DRF and DRS)
  • Explanation the role of pharmacology and prescribing to manage bowel dysfunction
  • Explanation how to identify and treat bowel care emergencies and complications
  • Explanation of the roles of consent, confidentiality, chaperoning, privacy and dignity, communication, documentation in relation to managing bowel dysfunction
  • Explanation of the importance of risk assessment in relation to managing bowel dysfunction
  • Explanation of the role of infection prevention control and care of the environment when undertaking bowel assessment / management
  • Explanation of the role of health care assistants in relation to bowel management
  • Demonstrate Digital Rectal Examination (DRE), Digital Removal of Faeces (DRF), Digital Rectal Stimulation (DRS)

The participant demonstrates clinical knowledge and skills in teaching bowel care without assistance and/or direct supervision (level 3 – see level descriptors). Assessment in practice must be by a Registered Nurse who can demonstrate competence at level 4 or above.

Cost of course:

Members: £30
Non-Members: £30

Available dates:

To book please contact us on 01743 860011

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