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

This course is for health care professionals who have attended our Healthy Bladders & Bowels training.


  • 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.

Course tutor

Brenda Cheer, Paediatric Specialist Continence Nurse & ERIC Nurse.


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 – 11.15 Session B: Children with complex bowel conditions

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

11.15 – 11.30 Q&A

11.30 - 11.45 Break

11.45 – 12.45 Session C: Steps towards managing bowel emptying problems

  • Use of enemas, simple rectal washouts, more complex rectal washouts including a look at a range of current equipment

12.45 – 13.45 Session D: Surgical interventions

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

13.45 - 13.55 Q&A

13.55– 14.00 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 - 11.15 Session B: Children with complex bladder conditions

  • Neuropathic bladders
  • Congenital anomalies
  • Urodynamic investigations

11.15 - 11.30 Q&A

11.30 – 11.45 Break

11.45 – 12.45 Session C: Catheterisation

  • Intermittent
  • Indwelling
  • Catheter accessories

12.45 – 13.45 Session D: Surgical interventions

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

13.45 - 13.55 Q&A

13.55 - 14.00 Evaluation & close

Online Event

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

Wednesday 21st September 2022 - 9.30am to 2pm

Wednesday 28th September 2022 - 9.30am to 2pm

Please note that you need to attend both sessions to complete this course.

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.

Payment information

The cost of the course is £90 per person. Please note that we can only accept payment by card through our booking system. 

If you want to pay by invoice this can be done but please note that payment by this method will cost £120 per person and we must be advised of the purchase order number at the time of booking. Please email [email protected] if you require further information regarding invoice payments.

Cancellation & transfer 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.