What you get by completing this session

  • 29 mins of CPD

    A 29 minute video lecture with presentation slides, you can stop and start anytime you like!

  • Certificate of Completion

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What you'll learn in this expert session

Faecal incontinence refers to the inability to defer defaecation to an appropriate time and place. In this presentation, colorectal surgeon Dr John Lumley discusses the risk factors for faecal incontinence, assessment, management and treatment.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the factors for incontinence
  • Understand how risk factors can lead to faecal incontinence 
  • Outline what imaging is required and how to assess for faecal incontinence
  • Discuss what treatment patients can expect including possible surgeries
  • Realise how nurses can provide clinical support and reassurance to improve patients' quality of life

About the Expert

Dr John Lumley

Dr John Lumley is a full time colorectal surgeon with interests in pelvic floor dysfunction and the development of laparoscopic surgical techniques. He has served on the executive committees of the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia, the RACS Section of Colorectal Surgery as well as the GE Society of Australia. He is a director of colorectal diagnostics. This diagnostic laboratory has been investigating the causes of faecal incontinence and defaecatory disorders for over 20 years.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Video Lecture

    • Faecal Incontinence (29 mins of CPD)

    • Test your learning

  • 2

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    • CPD Documentation and Reflection Activity Tool