Spinal Injury Care Training 

Spinal Injury Care Training 


We offer a number of Spinal Injury Care courses  suitable for Nurses, Carer's, Allied Healthcare Professionals as well as Relatives.  

The care required by those with spinal injury is a complex subject and it can have devastating effects if patients don’t receive this important specialised care. Covering Spinal Injury Awareness, as well as the important aspects of Autonomic Dysreflexia, Catheter Care & Bowel Care  
our courses teach participants how to safely look after a patient who has suffered a spinal injury, thereby reducing these devastating effects.  
Making these vital courses for any staff or relative involved in supporting anyone with a spinal injury.  

What Course Is Needed ?  

3-hour Spinal Awareness Course 
Suitable for Carers, Nurses, Healthcare Professionals or relatives covering spinal care, and importantly an understanding of Autonomic Dysreflexia.  
6-hour Spinal Awareness and Bowel Management Course 
Suitable for Carers, Nurses, or Relatives covering spinal awareness and most importantly BOWEL Management, where COMPETENCIES are required.  
6-hour Spinal Care Management Course 
Suitable for Carers, Nurses, Healthcare Professionals, or relatives, this course comprehensively covers spinal care awareness, encompassing causes and treatments. Furthermore, it provides a thorough understanding of Autonomic Dysreflexia, 

About Our Training 

Spinal Care Awareness Course 

This course will help any staff including Carers, Nurses, Healthcare Professionals or Relatives understand the causes and consequences of spinal injury. Furthermore our awareness course will concentrate on bowel, bladder and basic care needs with an emphasis on using this care to prevent Autonomic Dysreflexia. A serious and life threatening complication of high level spinal cord injury. Thereby enabling participants to help improve the lives of those with a spinal cord injury (SCI). 
Our Spinal Injury courses are conducted by practising and experienced High-Dependency and Spinal Care Nurses. These nurses possess extensive teaching and complex care nursing experience, as a result, we can ensure that our courses are taught by experienced practitioners who are well-equipped to deliver the content effectively. 
We can run this course at your own venue or at our new training centre in Morden, South London for your Group. Or we have open course dates.  

Spinal Care Awareness Course Summary  

Causes of Spinal Injury. 
Anatomy and Physiology associated with Spinal Injury. 
Types of Spinal Injury. 
Complications of Spinal Injury. 
Neurogenic Bowel-What it is and how to prevent and treat it. 
Neurogenic Bladder-What it is and how to prevent to treat it 
What is Autonomic Dysreflexia?  
Signs and symptoms of AD. 
Possible consequences of AD. 
Causes and Triggers of AD. 
Prevention of AD. 
Treatment of AD including emergency actions and protocols. 

Spinal Care Management 

There are two choices for the Spinal Management Course: 
Option 1 - Will cover the awareness course material as well as more in-depth knowledge about the complications of neurogenic bladder and bowel. Furthermore this course suitable for Nurses, and Cares will provide simulated competencies in bowel management in particular administration of suppositories, and performing of rectal digital stimulation and Rectal Digital evacuation of Faeces. 
Option 2 - Will not only cover the awareness course material and provide an overview of neurogenic bladder and bowels but will also delve into aspects of personal care, nutrition, and respiratory care. Additionally, the course will address the support networks crucial for helping patients adjust to life with a spinal injury. These comprehensive courses cater to all levels of care staff and are equally well-suited to allied healthcare professionals. Moreover, we are flexible in adapting the courses to precisely meet your specific needs. 
The option 1 of this course is run regularly as an open course at our training venue in Morden, South London, thereby making it suitable for individuals or smaller groups to book onto. Check out our course dates for availability. 

Spinal Care Management Course Summary.  

Each of the two options for this course option will follow the Spinal Awareness course with these appropriate additions dependent on option chosen. 
The levels of cord injury and their impact on bodily function 
Dermatone identification 
Recognising and understanding types of neurogenic bowel and bladder 
Bowel care 
Administering rectal suppositories 
Performing rectal digital stimulation 
Performing digital rectal evacuation of faeces 
Bladder care 
Level of injury and impact on respiration 
Respiratory care 
Nutrition and dietary adjustments 
Spinal injury support and life with a spinal injury  

Learning Outcomes 

Staff will have an awareness of the types of Spinal Cord Injury and important aspects of the care required. 
Staff will be confidence in recognising, preventing and treating autonomic dysreflexia. 
Participants will know about the support networks available and be able to help their clients in adjusting to their disability. 

How Many Can Attend Training? 

These spinal courses have a maximum of 12 participants, thereby effectively restricting the class size to ensure the active involvement of all attendees in the practical aspects of the course. 

Who will Conduct the Training? 

All of our expert clinical tutors are Nurses with an abundance of clinical and complex care experience and knowledge – so you’ll be in great hands! 

Course Duration 

3-hrs -the Spinal Awareness Course lasts 3 hours 
6-hrs -the Spinal Care Management Courses lasts 6 hours 


The certificate issued depends on which course is attended.  
Participants will be issued with a certificate of attendance valid for a period of 2 years. 
A SIMULATED competency tool and records will be provided dependent on the competencies required . 


Attendance forms 
Course handouts 
Knowledge tests 
Feedback forms 
Competency tools 
The price, maximum delegate count, and certificate issued upon completion will vary depending on the chosen version of the course. To acquire detailed information regarding the most suitable course for your business, please contact us today. 


The following SIMULATED competencies will be completed during the Spinal Bowel Care training session.   

Administration of rectal suppositories. 
Digital Rectal Evacuation(DRE) of faeces. 
Digital Rectal Stimulation(DRS).  

Please note: Safe-Sure Care Ltd advices conducting further observations with your own clients before staff can be considered fully competent in bowel care. All bowel competencies are simulated it is therefore strongly suggested to follow this advice, as the company assumes no responsibility if it is disregarded.  

Our Upcoming Courses 

Check out all Safe-Sure Care's course dates  

Further Spinal Care Course Options  

There is NO accredited Spinal Care courses. 
The 3-hr Spinal Awareness Course only can be taken via a zoom training session for a group of staff.  
All spinal care courses need be face to face . A zoom option is avaliable for the Spinal Awareness course ONLY.  

What Our Clients Have To Say 

“This course was excellent, I never realised how serious Autonomic Dysreflexia could be. The trainer made everything so simple to understand” 

Find out more about our training by calling 07969 205490 

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