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Digital Rectal Examination

By the end of the session you should have a good understanding of the following aspects:

  • Anatomy and physiology of the gastrointestinal tract
  • Legal aspects of DRE and DRF
  • Aids and appliances used in the management of faecal incontinence and constipation
  • Use of laxatives in constipation
  • Autonomic dysreflexia
  • Digital stimulation

Course Content

  • Principles of DRE
  • Principles of constipation management/manual evacuation
  • Prescribing rectal medications
  • Legal and ethical considerations
  • Manual evacuation

Target Group

Student and Qualified Nurses and Doctors.


Disabled Living reserves the right to cancel/rearrange course dates. An alternative date or full refund would be offered. In the case of a delegate cancelling the following charges will be incurred:

28 days or less full cost
5 weeks 75% cost
6 weeks 50% cost
7 weeks 25% cost
8 weeks Full refund

For further information please contact the Training Team on 0161 607 8209 or email training@disabledliving.co.uk