Digital Rectal Examination (DRE) Study Day

16 Sep 19
16 September 2019
9am – 4:30pm
Room 1, Medical Education Centre, Level 6, St Mark's Hospital
Northwick Park Watford Road Harrow Middlesex HA1 3UJ

Bowel care and digital rectal examination is a fundamental area of patient care that is frequently overlooked, yet it is of paramount importance for the quality of life of our patients.

Learning Objectives

To increase the knowledge and understanding of nurses on digital examination of the rectum.

The course will cover :

  • Anatomy and physiology of defecation and pathophysiology
  • The importance of assessment
  • The nurses role in digital rectal examination
  • The practicalities of digital rectal examination

Target Audience

This study day would be of interest to nurses who care for people with many different aspects of bowel dysfunction.

Learning Style

  • Face-to-face lectures
  • Facilitated discussions

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