Upon successful completion of this course, attendees will learn how to evaluate and treat clients with neurogenic bowel. The course will start by providing an overview of the anatomy and physiology as it relates to the digestive system. This will provide a foundation for understanding why and how to treat clients with fecal incontinence using a client-centered approach. Attendees will learn evidenced based treatment interventions for upper motor neuron and lower motor neuron injuries and strategies for effective bowel programs.
- Identify the key structures that regulate the digestive system.
- Identify key differences between upper and lower motor neuron injuries as it relates to neurogenic bowel.
- Summarize steps to complete bowel program for both upper motor and lower motor neuron injuries.
- Identify 2 adaptive tools or assistive technology to increase independence with bowel program.
Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants: AppleTree CEU is an AOTA approved provider - Provider #0000000033. This course is approved for 1.0 contact hours or 0.10 AOTA CEUs Course ID 00382. This course contains beginner level content and is classified under both 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.
Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants: This activity has been approved by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 1.00 CCUs for PTs and PTAs: Course approval number 74189TX
Disclosures – Mr. Despommier has no financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.
Check back soon for the course schedule in 2021! If you would like to host a private course, please contact us!
11:30 am Registration
12:00-1:00 Bowel Management
- Impact on daily life
- Interdisciplinary approach
- Therapy role
Anatomy and physiology
- Bowel control
- GI tract and accessory organs
- Pelvic floor
- Causes of incontinence
- Neurogenic bowel
- Treatment interventions
- Bowel program
Course Completion Requirements
Certificates are provided upon successful completion of the course and evaluation form.
Managing Neurogenic Bowel Individual Registrant
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