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

Training will be in the Annexe Room.

Situated within the Shoreditch Triangle, with easy access to both the City and Brick Lane Market, the Human Rights Action Centre has excellent public transport links and is minutes’ walk from Old Street and Liverpool Street stations (Underground) and Shoreditch High Street station. (Overground).

It is easy to reach via many cycle routes and there is a Santander Cycle docking station just outside.

Payment information

The cost of the course is £10 per person. Lunch and refreshments are provided. Fees must be paid by card before the start of the course.

Payment by card

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

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. 


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