Bowel Managmement

Course Summary

Upon successful completion of this course, attendees will learn how to evaluate and treat clients with gastrointestinal disorders as well as gain invaluable tools to start bowel programs at their facility. The course will start by providing a comprehensive review of the anatomy and physiology as it relates to the digestive system. This will provide a solid foundation for understanding why and how to treat clients with fecal incontinence using a holistic, client-centered approach. Attendees will learn evidenced based treatment interventions for the most common bowel disorders as well as occupation-based interventions for individuals with fecal diversions.

Bundled Discount

Bowel and Bladder management go together which is why we always offer courses on both topics one day after the other.  To register for both classes, click here!

Single Registrant - $199
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Requests for Accommodations -

If you require ADA accommodations, please contact AppleTree CEU at least two weeks prior to the course so accommodations can be made.

AOTA approved provider
Bowel Managmement


  • Identify the key structures and role of the digestive system.
  • Identify the common causes of fecal incontinence and choose appropriate treatment intervention for each form of fecal incontinence.
  • Identify two adaptive tools or assistive technology to increase independence with bowel program.
  • Select appropriate treatment intervention for each type of fecal diversion.

Credit info

Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants: AppleTree CEU is an AOTA approved provider of professional development. Course approval ID# 00360. This live in-person course is offered at 0.40 CEUs (Beginner level, Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process).  The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

AOTA approved provider

Registered Nurses & Licensed Vocational Nurses: AppleTree CEU, LLC is pending approval through the Kansas State Board of Nursing. 

Disclosures – Mr. Despommier has no financial relationships to disclose. The nurse planner is a paid speaker for Convatec.  All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.


If you would like to host a private course, please contact us! 

7:30 am Registration
8:00-8:30 Bowel Management

  • Statistics
  • Impact on daily life
  • Interdisciplinary approach
  • Therapy role

8:30-9:00 Anatomy and physiology

  • Bowel control
  • GI tract and accessory organs
  • Pelvic floor

9:00-11:00 Fecal Incontinence

  • Causes of incontinence
  • Types of incontinence
  • GI disorders
  • Neurogenic bowel

10:00-10:15 Break 

  • Treatment interventions
  • Bowel program

11:00-12:15 Fecal Diversions

  • Continent diversions
  • Incontinent diversions
  • Treatment interventions

Course Completion Requirements

Certificates are provided upon successful completion of the course and evaluation form.


Bowel Management Individual Registrant

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