ERIC has been providing expert paediatric continence training for professionals for over 20 years.

Professionals who support children with continence problems receive high quality training from ERIC to help them identify, treat and manage continence problems as early as possible.

Read more information on upcoming courses and book your place.

Our five standard one-day courses are:

1. Healthy Bladders & Bowels

This course looks at how the bladder and bowel should work and what to do when things go wrong. It includes management of constipation, daytime wetting and general continence promotion.

It was fantastic, full of great information. By far the best training I’ve had in eight years since I’ve been in post. (Lucy Khan, Nursery Nurse) 

2. Complex Bladders & Bowels

This course includes an introduction to Clean Intermittent Catheterisation and management of indwelling catheters. It also looks at Mitrofanoff care and bowel washouts via ACE and rectally. It is an interactive training day illustrated by case studies with a chance to view a range of equipment available.

This has given me valuable learning for helping with enuresis and encopresis clinics. (Suzanne McDonald, Paediatric Staff Nurse)

3. Toilet Training including Children with Additional Needs

This course looks at how to attain bowel and bladder control with particular attention given to children with additional needs. Guidelines on introducing care pathways and individual toilet training programmes are provided, including strategies for tackling challenging cases.

A personable and inspiring trainer – humorous and knowledgeable – this has been a most enjoyable training session! (Sue Clark, Assistant Practitioner, School Nurse Continence Team)

4. Nocturnal Enuresis

This course introduces the 'Three Systems' as a means of understanding bedwetting, with a focus on a child-orientated, evidence-based approach to treatment. It includes recommendations from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), explores ways of applying this model to clinical practice and troubleshooting potential issues this might raise. 

All aspects covered extremely well – very high standard of presentation. (Helen Johnson, School Nurse)

5. Managing Children's Continence Problems in Schools

This course, aimed at education professionals, covers the fundamentals of healthy bladders and bowels, continence problems that can develop, young people's experiences of dealing with a continence problem in school, and schools' responsibilities towards pupils with these conditions.

It was a very useful course. I have learnt a lot today. I will share this knowledge with others. (Shaina, Nursery Nurse)

Training to meet your needs

In addition to our standard courses, we also provide bespoke training for any team of professionals who support children with bowel and bladder issues. This can be delivered at your workplace and tailored to your exact requirements.

Read more about our bespoke training.

If you'd like to contact our training team, please send us an enquiry via our contact page.