Our training services

Bladder and Bowel Health Australia delivers comprehensive and relevant training sessions tailored to meet the needs those working with clients who have bladder and bowel health issues including: 

  • Registered and Enrolled Nurses
  • Physiotherapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Pharmacists
  • Social workers 
  • Aged and community care health care professionals, support workers/community service providers (health and aged care)
  • Adult centre based day respite staff 

Our education and training programs can also be delivered to community care workers, support workers, disability workers and pharmacy assistants. 

We also provide training for professionals working with clients from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD) backgrounds.

Training sessions can be delivered in regional areas subject to funding being made available. 

Time: Sessions and content are tailored to meet the needs of your group. Popular session times run from 60 - 90 minutes. Programs ranging from one hour to two days can also be provided. 

Cost: To be discussed with your trainer.

Locations: Metropolitan and Regional availability; to be conducted in your own training area or a negotiated venue offsite.

New: Catheter Competency Training 

Find out more about our newly developed catheter competency training packageusing our state of the art simulated real-life training models. This program is for registered nurses and enrolled nurses. (click here)

Our most popular training topics are below; however, we can develop and tailor presentations to your needs. Please contact usif you have a need that is not addressed here. 

Popular Training topics

Our trainers are very flexible, so if you have a topic in mind that is not listed above please contact us to discuss your needs. 

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Kylie – parent of a child that wets the bed 

Kylie rang our service as she was concerned about her five-year-old daughter, Mia, who was wetting the bed. Kylie had tried limiting Mia’s drinks in the late afternoon and evening and was also getting up at night to wake Mia and take her to the toilet.

Our advisor explained that it may take children until they around 5 ½ years old before they gain bladder control during sleep. Kylie was advised to encourage Mia to drink well throughout the day and was cautioned against cutting out drinks in the afternoon and early evening. Kylie was discouraged from waking Mia at night to take her to the toilet. Kylie was provided with information on obtaining a referral from Mia’s doctor to a bedwetting clinic if Mia continues to wet the bed past 5 ½ years of age.

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Anastasiya’s story

“As a mum of two young children, I have experienced the joys of two pregnancies and postpartum recoveries. I was shocked after the birth of my first child to discover that my pelvic floor muscles had become weak. I sought advice from Bladder and Bowel Health Australia and learnt the importance of exercising these muscles. This knowledge helped, and because I was better informed second time around, I have now fully restored the dignity of my body and truly enjoyed the changes - and my motherhood. Thank you, Bladder and Bowel Health Australia, for informing young families about bladder and bowel health issues.” 

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Doreen – carer of her husband who has dementia 

Doreen was becoming exhausted caring for her husband Tom, who has dementia. Tom was not always making it to the toilet on time and needed his trousers to be changed several times a day. Every day Doreen was also washing bedlinen and the four towels that Tom was laying on at night as he was soaking through his pull-up pants. 

Tom was receiving a high-level Home Care Package, and Doreen was able to arrange with their provider for some of Tom’s package to be allocated to funding continence assessment and management.  

Our advisor went to Tom’s home and conducted a thorough continence assessment. A continence management plan was developed with input from Doreen, and appropriate incontinence aids and linen protection were organised. Doreen is relieved that Tom’s incontinence has reduced, and her washing load has lessened. Doreen is now confident that she can continue caring for Tom in their home. 

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Gary – experiencing leakage after his recent prostate surgery 

Gary met with one of our Bladder and Bowel Health advisors, as he was concerned about his urine leakage that was persisting after his radical prostatectomy five weeks earlier.   

Gary discussed his concerns with the advisor and was reassured that he was making good progress towards regaining bladder control. This reinforced the information he had received from his urologist. Gary was encouraged to switch to a smaller incontinence pad rather than continuing to wear the pull- up incontinence pants he had worn since his surgery. The advisor arranged some smaller pads for him to trial and provided details on where he could buy them close to his home. 

Gary was encouraged to drink plenty of fluid (particularly water) and to increase his fruit and vegetable intake to avoid constipation. Gary was uncertain if his pelvic floor muscles were working properly and he was referred to a pelvic floor physiotherapist. Gary left the clinic in a brighter frame of mind, confident that he was improving and had clear strategies to further support his recovery.