Dre Digital Rectal Examination
  • Description

Title: DRE (Digital Rectal Examination)

Duration: 1 Hours

Maximum Students: 

Certification: In House or awarding body


This course is designed to increase the knowledge and understanding of nurses on digital examination of the rectum.


The course would be of interest to nurses and or anyone who cares for people with many different aspects of bowel dysfunction.


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.


By the end of the course student will have studied the following 

• Anatomy and physiology of defecation and pathophysiology

• The importance of assessment

• The nurses role in digital rectal examination

• The practicalities of digital rectal examination

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