Team of Direct Support Workers in Bowel Care Training

Many of our Direct Support Workers today attended a paid training workshop in Bowel Care. Delivered by a registered nurse at Essential Skills in Newcastle, this course covered the following topics;

  • Anatomy and physiology of the intestines
  • Common bowel problems and conditions
  • The neurogenic bowel
  • Autonomic dysreflexia
  • Bowel care- invasive and non-invasive support strategies
  • Legal and ethical considerations
  • Enema administration competency
  • Colostomy care

This is our second workshop as part of a tailored 12 month program with Essential Skills to upskill our workers so they can provide better to support to our clients.