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Aims / objectives

  • To understand the pathophysiology of constipation and faecal incontinence
  • To recognise and classify types of constipation and faecal incontinence
  • Be more confident in evaluating these symptoms
  • Have a better understanding of the impact of constipation on urinary function
  • Discuss best practice for patients presenting to a Urogynaeocology or Urology clinic with these symptoms including when to liaise with the Colorectal team
  • Understand the role of biofeedback in the management of constipation and faecal incontinence, including "red flag symptoms
  • Discuss best practice for patients presenting to a Urogynaeocology or Urology clinic with these symptoms including when to liaise with the Colorectal team
  • Understand the role of biofeedback in the management of constipation and faecal incontinence, including "red flag symptoms
  • Learn how to use rectal irrigation as part of the management of these complaints
  • Understand the pharmacological management options for these patients
  • Understand the importance of psychological assessment in the management and treatment of bowel dysfunction

Course programme

  • Pathophysiology of pelvic floor defecatory dysfunction
  • Types of constipation and faecal incontinence
  • Review of how constipation affects urinary functions
  • Assessing the patient with constipation or faecal incontinence including psychological evaluation of patients with pelvic floor dysfunction.
  • Management options including:
  • -conservative management of bowel dysfunction (biofeedback),
  • -pharmacological treatments
  • -rectal irrigation with hands on practice
  • -proper referral and working across teams.
  • Nutritional and functional gut disorders-role of the specialist gastroenterology dietician
  • Evaluation and close

Led by

TBA

A121 Best practice in assessing & managing constipation & faecal incontinence in adults

Course summary

This course is designed for practitioners looking to improve their skills in assessing and managing adult constipation and faecal incontinence. Such disorders are commonly seen in primary care as well as in adult social care settings, usually involving a multidisciplinary approach. Those involved in treatment can include colorectal surgeons, urologists, psychologists and pain management specialists as well as nursing and support staff.

Who should attend?

Practice nurses, district nurses, urology, urogynaecology and continence nurses

Important notes

Morning and afternoon refreshments, course material, evaluations and certificates provided.


Cost

Course duration Course CPD Full price
(incl VAT) per person
2 day(s) 14 hour(s) £300

Discounts

Dates Block size Block
discount
Individual discount
11 Jun 2020 to 12 Jun 2020 4 10% n/a

Dates / venues

Location - venue Dates No. of people  
London - Hamilton House 11 Jun 2020 to
12 Jun 2020

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