Practical skills

How to perform digital removal of faeces

  • RCN accredited
  • Peer reviewed
  • Certificate
  • Learning time: 01 hr
  • Last updated: 2020
  • Link to RCNi portfolio

This practical learning module provides practitioners with details of how to perform digital removal of faeces in a safe and patient-centred manner. Preparation and equipment for this bowel care procedure are discussed along with its evidence base.

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Please note that information provided by RCNi Learning is not sufficient to ensure competence in the skill. Assessment of competence should take place in line with local practice. Practice should always align with local protocols and procedures, latest guidelines and any regulatory code. All modules should currently be viewed together with available national and local Covid-19 guidelines. For advice, go to www.rcn.org.uk/covid-19/rcn-position

Ian Peate, Professor of nursing, Gibraltar Health Authority, Gibraltar.


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