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Digital Rectal Examination

Digital Rectal examination is seen as a nurse role and it is important to have the correct training to conduct these examinations in a professional dignified manner.

This course will look at Principles of DRE Principles of constipation management/manual evacuation prescribing rectal medications Legal and Ethical considerations and Manual evacuation

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

The ½ day training includes an assessed practical session using manikins to assess delegate’s competency doing this examination.

Minimum delegates per group 6

Maximum delegates per group 12

Target Group:

Organisations who wish to train Nurses to perform Digital Rectal Examination

Cost: £400 half day, £750 full day
Plus travel fees and subsistence where applicable.

This course can be delivered nationwide.


Karen Irwin BA (Hons) RGN, DN, DIPNS

When a trainer is required to travel and / or needs overnight accommodation we aim to keep the costs to a minimum. A standard amount will be quoted when you make the booking.

If you require more information please email bladderandboweluk@disabledliving.co.uk


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

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