· January 15, 2017

Fecal incontinence, also called bowel incontinence, is the unintentional loss of stool (feces) or gas (flatus) due to a failure of one or more of the components that allow the body to control the evacuation of feces. It is the inability to control bowel movements, causing feces to leak unexpectedly from the rectum. Fecal incontinence ranges from an occasional leakage of stool while passing gas to a complete loss of bowel control. For those suffering from fecal incontinence, it can be an embarrassing condition affecting their quality of life

Learning Objectives and Purpose
After finishing this course, the CNAs will be able to:

  • Describe the symptoms of fecal incontinence
  • Be able to recognize the causes of fecal incontinence
  • Be able to assist patients suffering from constipation and loose stools
  • Be able to encourage lifestyle changes that include dietary modifications as efforts to regulate bowels
  • Be comfortable assisting patients during the bowel retraining program

Instructions for taking the course

To complete the course successfully, you must go through all the lessons below. You MUST mark each lesson as complete by clicking the MARK COMPLETE BUTTON. If you do not click the mark complete button, you will not be allowed to proceed to the next lesson. Please notice that all lessons have a minimum set amount of time that you are expected to spend on each lesson. You will not be allowed to Mark the Lesson Complete until the timer resets to zero; that is, until the minimum time set for the course has passed. For example if lesson A has an allocated minimum time of 10 minutes, you will have to wait 10 minutes before you can mark Lesson A complete. The Mark Complete button for lesson A will be grayed out and will not become active until 10 minutes are over.

WARNINGIf you forget to click the Mark Complete button done, you will be prompted to go back to that lesson again and have to wait till the allocated timed minutes resets to zero again before the Mark Complete button becomes active. After all lessons are completed and they are Marked Completed, you will then be allowed to take the post test. If you successfully pass the quiz, you will earn CEU’s for this course and you can proceed to print out your certificate.


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Course Includes

  • 1 Lesson
  • 1 Topic
  • 1 Quiz
  • Course Certificate