Specialist Courses - Nationally Recognised Qualifications - Customised Training and Consultancy

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 face-to-face 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.  This is a compulsory activity for all disability support practitioners, house managers, program coordinators (in accommodation, respite, Lifestyles, Packforce).

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?

The following training must be completed prior to attending:

  • Assist with medication - online
  • Infection prevention and control - online
  • Disability Health Support: Medication and Epilepsy (virtual)
  • Disability Support Practice (face-to-face)

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 16 Jan 2023 at 10:00AM 1 class Catholic Care Mayfield Register
Mon 30 Jan 2023 at 9:30AM 1 class Prairiewood Register
Thu 02 Feb 2023 at 10:00AM 1 class Catholic Care Mayfield Register
Wed 08 Feb 2023 at 9:30AM 1 class Ryde Register
Tue 14 Feb 2023 at 10:00AM 1 class Catholic Care Mayfield Register
Wed 08 Mar 2023 at 10:00AM 1 class Catholic Care Mayfield Register
Thu 09 Mar 2023 at 9:30AM 1 class Ryde Register
Wed 22 Mar 2023 at 10:00AM 1 class Catholic Care Mayfield Register
Thu 30 Mar 2023 at 9:30AM 1 class Allambie Register
Mon 03 Apr 2023 at 9:30AM 1 class Prairiewood Register
Wed 12 Apr 2023 at 9:30AM 1 class Allambie Register
Thu 20 Apr 2023 at 9:30AM 1 class Ryde Register
Tue 09 May 2023 at 10:00AM 1 class Catholic Care Mayfield Register
Wed 17 May 2023 at 9:30AM 1 class Ryde Register
Wed 31 May 2023 at 10:00AM 1 class Catholic Care Mayfield Register
Thu 01 Jun 2023 at 9:30AM 1 class Ryde Register
Wed 07 Jun 2023 at 9:30AM 1 class Allambie Register
Mon 19 Jun 2023 at 9:30AM 1 class Prairiewood Register
Mon 19 Jun 2023 at 10:00AM 1 class Catholic Care Mayfield Register
Wed 28 Jun 2023 at 9:30AM 1 class Ryde Register