Talking about disimpaction – parent / carer event

7th December 2023 • 19.00 - 20.15 • via Zoom

If your child has been assessed by a GP and constipation has been diagnosed, your GP may recommend that you complete a Disimpaction (clearing out the old poo) using macrogol laxatives.

This webinar is for parents and carers who want to know more information about doing a disimpaction and understanding more about what to expect.

With the Christmas holidays fast approaching, many families use this time to do a disimpaction.

Understanding the process and preparing the medication can be a stumbling block for some parents.

The Helpline team will be discussing:

  • how the process works
  • how to prepare the medication correctly
  • tips on disguising the taste for children

We will explain what to expect during the process and how to find the correct maintenance dose afterwards.

You may find it helpful to attend our Talking about wee and poo webinar on 14th November before attending this event. See - Talking about wee and poo - parent / carer event - ERIC

All the information our team provides is based on guidelines produced by NICE – the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

Our advisors cannot diagnose or give medical advice. Seek advice from your GP or other healthcare provider as needed.

PLEASE NOTE: this free event is for parents and carers. If you are a health professional, please see our  programme of training courses here.


Hosted by

Amy, Hollie and Louise from our Family Services Team.

Important information about this online event

This course will be delivered via Zoom webinar. A Zoom link will be sent to you by email a few days before the event. If you don't receive it, please check your junk folder.

We would recommend that attendees access this event using a personal device - work devices may often have firewalls that prevent Zoom from working correctly.

Change of plans?

If you have booked a free ticket but are no longer able to attend, please let us know, so we can allocate your space to another family. Thank you.

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