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Bowel care

Is this course suitable for you or your organisation?

This course is available:

  • for Cerebral Palsy Alliance employees:  see the scheduled dates below.
  • for public participants or organisations:  please enquire below about course dates or group bookings at your venue or ours.

Why choose this course?

This course is recommended for employees who, as part of their work role, assist clients with the administration of prescribed rectal medications (suppositories and enemas).  This course will equip participants with the knowledge, skills and practical training to safely and effectively administer rectal medication.

For Cerebral Palsy Alliance Employees

  • At Cerebral Palsy Alliance this is a compulsory activity for all employees who assist clients with their prescribed rectal medications.
  • Prerequisites - Cerebral Palsy Alliance employees must have completed the online modules for Assist with medication and Infection prevention and control; attended the Practical skills workshop for disability support practitioners and managers and read the Medication Policy NS6-5-4.
  • Cerebral Palsy Alliance employees are exempt from the course fee.

What content does the course cover?

This course provides participants with the essential knowledge, skills and practical training required to safely and effectively assist clients with their prescribed rectal medications (suppositories and enemas). The content of this course includes:

  • Basic anatomy and physiology of the digestive system
  • Factors that encourage and promote bowel health for people with disability
  • Commonly prescribed bowel medications and their safe administration
  • Safe work practices to prevent and control infection
  • Demonstration and practical experience
  • Troubleshooting common contingencies
  • Documentation

Does the program have any prerequisites?

All participants must have completed medication training prior to attending the session.

Course completion requires:

Successful completion of this course requires participant to be involved in learning activities, class discussion and practical skills training in simulated workplace scenarios.  Participants’ knowledge and practical skills in assisting clients with their prescribed rectal medications are reviewed during the course.

What is the cost?

Cost: $190 incl. GST for individuals

How long is the course?

Duration: Half day
Time: Please see scheduled times or enquire below

BYO lunch

Where can I get more information?

Contact: The Training Alliance team
Email: training@cerebralpalsy.org.au
Phone: +61 2 9975 8715
Cancellation conditions apply

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Course Dates

Please select your course date.

Start DateLocationCost
Wed 25 Sep 2019 at 1:00PM 1 class Prairiewood (CPA employees exempt) $190.00 Register
Wed 30 Oct 2019 at 1:00PM 1 class Ryde (CPA employees exempt) $190.00 Register
Mon 16 Dec 2019 at 1:00PM 1 class Ryde (CPA employees exempt) $190.00 Register