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Bowel care

Is this course suitable for you or your organisation?

Note:  This course will be delivered virtually.

This course is available:

  • for Cerebral Palsy Alliance employees only

Why choose this course?

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

For Cerebral Palsy Alliance Employees

  • At Cerebral Palsy Alliance this is a compulsory activity for all employees who assist clients with their bowel care management plans and prescribed rectal medications.
  • Prerequisites - Cerebral Palsy Alliance employees must have completed:
    • Assist with medication - Online
    • Infection prevention and control CPA disability support - Online
    • Disability Health Support Workshop
    • Current NS6-5-4-F10 Medication Competency Assessment
  • 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 bowel care management plans including prescribed medications (oral, suppositories and enemas). 

The content of this course will enable participants to:

•    Review the basic anatomy and physiology of the digestive system
•    Explain the connection between nutrition, bowel health and general health
•    Explain factors that encourage bowel health & identify potential challenges faced by people with disability
•    Understand the importance of regular bowel care
•    Apply the Bristol Stool Scale & other measures to identify bowel functioning
•    Identify signs, symptoms and indicators of bowel dysfunction that need intervention & when to refer to a health practitioner  
•    Demonstrate safely assisting a client with their prescribed bowel care medications according to workplace policies and procedures

Does the program have any prerequisites?

All participants must have completed first aid and workplace 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?

There is no cost for this course for CPA employees.

How long is the course?

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

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
Thu 28 Oct 2021 at 1:30PM 1 class Virtual Learning Register
Tue 02 Nov 2021 at 9:30AM 1 class Virtual Learning Register
Thu 04 Nov 2021 at 9:30AM 1 class Virtual Learning Register
Thu 04 Nov 2021 at 1:30PM 1 class Virtual Learning Register
Thu 11 Nov 2021 at 9:30AM 1 class Virtual Learning Register
Mon 15 Nov 2021 at 9:30AM 1 class Virtual Learning Register
Tue 23 Nov 2021 at 9:30AM 1 class Virtual Learning Register
Wed 24 Nov 2021 at 9:30AM 1 class Virtual Learning Register
Thu 25 Nov 2021 at 9:30AM 1 class Virtual Learning Register
Mon 29 Nov 2021 at 9:30AM 1 class Virtual Learning Register
Tue 30 Nov 2021 at 9:30AM 1 class Virtual Learning Register
Tue 30 Nov 2021 at 1:30PM 1 class Virtual Learning Register
Tue 07 Dec 2021 at 9:30AM 1 class Virtual Learning Register
Thu 09 Dec 2021 at 9:30AM 1 class Virtual Learning Register
Wed 15 Dec 2021 at 9:30AM 1 class Virtual Learning Register
Thu 16 Dec 2021 at 9:30AM 1 class Virtual Learning Register
Tue 21 Dec 2021 at 9:30AM 1 class Virtual Learning Register