Excellent course! Thank you so much! You are so enthusiastic and knowledgeable. You make the day easy to digest and simple to understand. (Naomi Sawyer, Community Nursery 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.

Course tutor

Brenda Cheer, Paediatric Specialist Continence Nurse & ERIC Nurse.


09.00 – 09.15 Registration and refreshments

09.15 – 09.30 Introduction to the day - information about ERIC 

Part 1: Complex Bowels

09.30 – 10.00 Session A: Recap on anatomy and physiology, bowel assessment and management of constipation

  • Using ERIC's Children's Continence Pathway                                                                                         

10.00 – 10.40 Session B: Children with complex bowel conditions

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

10.40 – 10.50 Refreshments

10.50 – 11.30 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

11.30 – 12.30 Session D: Surgical interventions

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

12.30 – 13.15 Lunch

Part 2: Complex Bladders

13.15 – 13.45 Session A: Recap on anatomy and physiology, bladder assessment and healthy bladder management

  • Using ERIC's Children's Continence Pathway

13.45 - 14.45 Session B: Children with complex bladder conditions

  • Neuropathic bladders
  • Congenital anomalies
  • Urodynamic investigations

14.45 – 15.00 Refreshments

15.00 – 15.45 Session C: Catheterisation

  • Intermittent
  • Indwelling
  • Catheter accessories

15.45 – 16.30 Session D: Surgical interventions

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

Transport to the venue


Canley Railway Station is just round the corner from the venue.


Plenty of parking is available at the Abena offices.

Payment information

The cost of the course is £175 per person. Lunch and refreshments are provided. Fees must be paid or invoiced before the start of the course.

Payment by card

At the checkout, make sure you enter the address that your card is registered to.

Payment by invoice

If you need us to send your organisation an invoice, you must obtain consent from your finance department prior to your booking and supply us with the necessary purchase order number. Please enter all your details including the invoicing address confirmed by your finance department; we'll then book your place on the course and send an invoice to your finance department directly.

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. 

If you need to transfer from one course to another, you can do so up to 30 days before the event, providing the course transfer is within the same financial year. We can only transfer you once per booking and if you cancel your booking after transferring, the full course fee is due.