Motivating children using transanal irrigation (TAI)

Posted by Chris Bridgman, December 7 2017

For a child living with bowel dysfunction, life can be difficult, but there is an effective solution to voiding that doesn't involve chemicals, surgery or medication and reduces the risk of accidents. But how do you motivate your child using transanal irrigation?


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Topics: TAI, Transanal irrigation, Children and TAI

ACCT talks: Bladder and bowel management in children with neurogenic disorder

Posted by Helene Skoog, September 13 2017

"In pediatric care it's common to treat bladder and bowel together, in cross-functional teams - something adult care could learn from", says Dr Giovanni Mosiello, pediatric urologist, when we met with him at ICS in Florence.

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Topics: Clean Intermittent Catheterization, Transanal irrigation, Children, Children and TAI

5 reasons to try transanal irrigation (TAI) in children with bowel dysfunction

Posted by Helene Skoog, June 1 2017

When a child suffers from bowel problems, it often affects the whole family. Many struggle for far too long with dietary and stool changing medication, without satisfactory results. But there are other solutions!


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Topics: TAI, Transanal irrigation, Children, Children and TAI

The key to success in bowel management for children

Posted by Helene Skoog, May 24 2017

Bowel management is not an easy subject to talk about. Many children with bowel dysfunction and their families suffer in silence, often in desperate need for help. One of the nurses who goes above and beyond to support these families is award winning Christeen Smith from Edinburgh. Watch this interview to get to know her more!

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Topics: TAI, Transanal irrigation, Children and TAI

Bowel dysfunction in children

Posted by Helene Skoog, May 19 2017

Bowel problems in children can occur for many different reasons. Some are related to a specific diagnosis, like Spina Bifida or Anorectal Malformation. Some are more diffuse and differ over time, like constipation or tummy cramps. We tried to map some of the concepts for you!

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Topics: bowel management, TAI, Neurogenic bowel, Children, Children and TAI