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Complex Bowel Conditions and Care

Speciality Classification
Nurses and Midwives
Location
Online
Delivery
Online
Duration
5 minutes
Provider
Ausmed

While bowel management is a standard component of personal patient support, those at risk of constipation or incontinence require a greater level of care so that their quality of life is not adversely affected.

What is Complex Bowel Care?

Bowel care is a regular component of personal support that is imperative to a patient’s quality of life (NDIS 2018; NHS 2017).

However, a patient at high risk of severe constipation or faecal incontinence may require complex bowel care from healthcare staff with a specialised skill set (NDIS 2018).

This care must be proportionate and appropriate for each patient’s individual needs (NDIS 2020).

Complex bowel care may include:

  • Observing and recording changes in a patient’s bowel habits;
  • Administering treatments such as enemas and suppositories;
  • Identifying when the patient needs to be referred to a practitioner;
  • Administering non-routine medication; and
  • Understanding that bowel health is highly personal for the patient and supporting them accordingly.

 

Delivery
Title
Complex Bowel Conditions and Care
Speciality Classification
Location
Provider Type
Education Provider
Duration
5 minutes
Start Date
15-Jun-2020
End Date
15-Jun-2023
CPD Points
5 minutes of CPD
Price
Free
Location
Online
Price:
Free
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