G_CS_25 SOP for Antegrade Continence Enema

The ACE procedure is becoming widely accepted as an effective treatment for faecal incontinence and constipation in children. However anecdotal evidence now suggests that these children and their families have continued successfully to use ACE into adulthood. Therefore, there is a necessity for health care professionals in adult services to have greater awareness of the ACE procedure and have the knowledge and skills to provide effective bowel care as required supporting individuals, caregivers and families during the transition from paediatric services to adult care. The main aim of the procedure is to improve the quality of life of both children and adults with faecal incontinence as a result of underlying aetiologies such as idiopathic constipation, anorectal malformation, spina bifida and Hirshsprungs disease.

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