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Bowel care

Is this course suitable for you or your organisation?

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
    • Practical skills workshop for disability support practitioners and managers
    • 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 Scare & 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
Mon 08 Mar 2021 at 1:30PM 1 class Croudace Bay Register
Tue 25 May 2021 at 9:30AM 1 class Allambie Register
Mon 07 Jun 2021 at 9:30AM 1 class Allambie Register
Tue 15 Jun 2021 at 9:30AM 1 class Allambie Register
Wed 16 Jun 2021 at 9:30AM 1 class Croudace Bay Register
Mon 21 Jun 2021 at 9:30AM 1 class Ryde Register
Tue 29 Jun 2021 at 9:30AM 1 class Ryde Register