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Complex Bowel Care (DS)


This module has been developed to provide supplementary theory and practice to support workers in disability services who provide or will provide complex bowel care. It meets the theoretical requirements of the NDIS Practice Standards, and provides a background to practical training with the individual person. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the major parts and functions of the lower digestive system
  • Define the characteristics of a healthy functioning bowel
  • Outline strategies to support a healthy bowel
  • Identify indications of problems in bowel function
  • Identify the importance of regular bowel care
  • Describe the conditions of autonomic dysreflexia, impaction and overflow
  • Explain the processes, policies, requirements and risks for administering complex bowel care

CPD Value: 0.58

This course offers a fundamental introduction to the theory. It is advised that the learner complement this with a practical demonstration.

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