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20 Jun

Managing the Neurogenic Bowel: Skills and Competency Training

Last week I attended a one day training course, run by the Spinal Injuries Association, SCI Nurse Specialists Carol Adcock and Debbie Green, and hosted by Wolferstans Solicitors in Plymouth.

The day was entitled Managing the neurogenic bowel: skills and competency training, for Registered Nurses. There were seven other delegates present, all from different nursing areas. From the beginning, this was a fully informative and incredibly interesting session, all based around the importance of the correct and effective management of the neurogenic bowel.

Carol and Debbie gave us an overview of the anatomy and physiology of the spinal cord, the digestive system and the related implications of SCI. The day included activities, a test and a practical element, all of which had to be completed in order to receive a certificate.

We also had the pleasure of meeting Graham Anderson, a Peer Support Officer for SIA, and his talk gave us a clearer understanding of his role, the structure of SIA and the resources available.

Each element of the day was delivered in a straightforward and professional manner with enthusiasm, warmth and kindness. Debbie and Carol have a clear passion for the important work they do, and I have come away empowered, with a better understanding of the condition, and access to some excellent resources and learning tools. I would highly recommend this course to RNs.

Eileen Lynn – Trainer

Eileen Lynn at training day - neurogenic bowel