Digital Rectal Examination
Digital Rectal examination is seen as a nurse role and it is important to have the correct training to conduct these examinations in a professional dignified manner.
This course will look at Principles of DRE Principles of constipation management/manual evacuation prescribing rectal medications Legal and Ethical considerations and Manual evacuation
By the end of the session you should have a good understanding of the following aspects:
- Anatomy and physiology of the gastrointestinal tract.
- Legal aspects of DRE and DRF.
- Aids and appliances used in the management of faecal incontinence and constipation.
- Use of laxatives in constipation.
- Autonomic dysreflexia
- Digital stimulation
The ½ day training includes an assessed practical session using manikins to assess delegate’s competency doing this examination.
Minimum delegates per group 6
Maximum delegates per group 12
Organisations who wish to train Nurses to perform Digital Rectal Examination
Cost: £400 half day, £750 full day
Plus travel fees and subsistence where applicable.
This course can be delivered nationwide.
Karen Irwin BA (Hons) RGN, DN, DIPNS
When a trainer is required to travel and / or needs overnight accommodation we aim to keep the costs to a minimum. A standard amount will be quoted when you make the booking.
If you require more information please email [email protected]
Disabled Living reserves the right to cancel/rearrange course dates. An alternative date or full refund would be offered. In the case of a delegate cancelling the following charges will be incurred:
28 days or less full cost
5 weeks 75% cost
6 weeks 50% cost
7 weeks 25% cost
8 weeks Full refund
Terms and conditions
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