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Complex Bladders & Bowels

This course will be delivered via Zoom webinar over two half-day sessions, as follows:

21st & 26th September 2023 • 9.30 - 14.00 • via Zoom

Includes an introduction to Clean Intermittent Catheterisation, management of indwelling catheters, Mitrofanoff care and bowel washouts via ACE and rectally.

We recommend that you attend our Healthy Bladders & Bowels training prior to attending these sessions.

Course tutor

Brenda Cheer
Paediatric Specialist Continence Nurse and ERIC Nurse


  • To reinforce knowledge of healthy bladder and bowel management
  • To promote understanding of a range of continence conditions
  • To increase awareness of interventions, products and techniques available to manage complex conditions
  • To increase confidence in managing continence conditions in the community.


Part 1: Complex Bowels

09.30 – 09.45 Welcome & Introduction

09.45 – 10.15 Session A: Recap on anatomy and physiology, bowel assessment and management of constipation using ERIC's Children's Continence Pathway

10.15 – 11.00 Session B: Children with complex bowel conditions:

  • Neuropathic bowels
  • Anorectal anomalies
  • Intractable constipation
  • Ulcerative colitis / Crohn’s disease

11.00 – 11.15 Break

11.15 – 12.30 Session C: Steps towards managing bowel emptying problems

  • Use of suppositories/ enemas
  • Simple rectal washouts
  • More complex rectal washouts including a look at a range of current equipment

12.30 – 12.45 Break

12.45 – 13.05 Demonstration of Aquaflush products – Renew Medical

12.35 - 13.35 Session D: Surgical interventions

  • Incontinent stomas – colostomy / ileostomy
  • Continent stoma - ACE

13.35– 13.55 Q&A

13.55 – 14.00 Evaluation & Close

Part 2: Complex Bladders

09.30 - 09.45 Welcome back

09.45 – 10.15 Session A: Recap on anatomy and physiology, bladder assessment and healthy bladder management using ERIC's Children's Continence Pathway

10.15 - 11.00 Session B: Children with complex bladder conditions

  • Neuropathic bladders
  • Congenital anomalies
  • Urodynamic investigations

11.00 - 11.15 Break

11.15 – 12.30 Session C: Catheterisation

  • Intermittent
  • Indwelling
  • Catheter accessories

12.30 - 12.45 Break

12.45 – 13.35 Session D: Surgical interventions

  • Incontinent stomas – vesicostomy / urostomy
  • Continent stomas – Mitrofanoff / Monti channel
  • Bladder augmentation
  • Outlet procedures

13.35 - 13.55 Q&A

13.55 - 14.00 Evaluation and close

Important information about this online event

This course will be delivered via Zoom webinar.

If you are not available to watch this session live, there will be access to the recording for 1 month but you will still need to register.

We would recommend that attendees access this training from home using a personal device if at all possible. If you are intending to use an NHS computer, please check that there are no firewalls in place that will prevent you from joining a Zoom webinar.

If you haven't received the joining link a few days before the webinar is due to start, please check your junk inbox first. If you still need assistance, please email [email protected]

Payment information

The cost of the course is £35 per person. Please note that we can only accept payment by card through our booking system.

The costs of delivering this course is being supported by Renew Medical.


Cancellation policy

If written notification is received 30 days before the course, we will issue a refund. We regret that no refunds can be made on bookings cancelled less than 30 days before the course. A colleague may attend in your place rather than forfeit the full course fee.

ERIC reserves the right to cancel the course. In the unlikely event of cancellation by ERIC, course fees paid will be refunded in full

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