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.
Patients with neurogenic bowel often have neurogenic bladder which is why we always offer the following classes on the same day: neurogenic bowel, neurogenic bladder, intermittent catheterization for the female patient and intermittent catheterization for the male patient. To receive a bundled discount and to learn about all topics, register for all 4 classes by clicking here.
- 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 00383. 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.
Registered Nurses & Licensed Vocational Nurses: AppleTree CEU, LLC is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by Louisiana State Nurses Association Approver Unit, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. LSNA Provider No. 4003249. This activity provides 1.0 contact hour of credit. To receive contact hours, you must attend the entire education, complete a post-test with a score of 80% or higher and completion of evaluation form.
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.
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9:30 am Registration
10:00-11:00 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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