|Category||Anorectal / Bowel Dysfunction|
|Keywords||Transanal irrigation Rectal balloon training Bowel diaries|
|Target Audience||Bowel Dysfunction, Conservative Management|
|Aims and Objectives|
Lower bowel dysfunction, including faecal incontinence and difficult evacuation disorders, occur in about 18% of the community-living population. First-line management of bowel dysfunction is conservative. Conservative management interventions allow the patient to learn to self-manage defecation and evacuation in a predictable manner.
This workshop will focus on the ‘hands-on’ practical training of transanal irrigation, rectal balloon training and the content and appropriate use of bowel diaries in the management of lower bowel dysfunction. Participants will have an opportunity to increase knowledge and skills about all three bowel dysfunction management strategies based on current evidence at different interactive stations.