Peristeen empties the bowel by introducing water into the bowel using a rectal catheter. It is performed whilst sitting over the toilet. The water stimulates the muscles in the bowel and flushes out the stool, leaving the lower half of the bowel empty. Peristeen empties the bowel so effectively, that it prevents faecal incontinence and constipation for up to two days. As it is only requires water, Peristeen is an effective alternative to other bowel management methods. It can be administered either on your own or with assistance and enables you to decide when and where you empty your bowel. Used routinely, daily or every other day, it can help reduce the physcial discomfort and mental worry that faecal incontinence and constipation bring, improving quality of life, reduce time spent over the toilet and give you the confidence to do more. Before Starting Peristeen Anal Irrigation, Coloplast instruct that the user (and where appropriate carers) receive comprehensive training and are competent in the use of the system before using it unsupervised, are aware of the risks, how to recognise the symptoms and actions to be taken. Amy Darvall is one of few qualified trained professional within Australia with over 10 years experience with using Peristeen Anal Irrigation with people living with acquired physical disabilities. Amy first trialed the Peristeen anal irrigation with a client who had a spinal cord injury and a pressure injury to the buttock region caused by sitting on a commode over the toilet for up to 5 hours a day. The client successfully incorporated Peristeen into his daily bowel regime which reduced his time over the toilet significantly to 30 minutes. The client gained an additional 4.5 hours to his day improving his quality of life and overall wellness. He re-enter the workforce and gain back control of his life. Since Amy’s first client experience with Peristeen, she has become a client advocate to make change if your bowel regime is taking longer than 30 minutes. She has worked with many clients to use Peristeen to either compliment or transition from long term bowel therapies that may no longer appropriate to the individuals needs. Benefits of using the Peristeen system include: - Reduce bowel regime time down to as little as 8 minutes - Improve quality of life - Gain back control - Gain Confidence - Reduce Anxiety - Treat constipation - Treat faecal incontinence - Reduce the risk of pressure injury or tissue deformation formation There is more to value than money! Holistic Nursing Solutions is value for money because we value you. When you purchase Peristeen Anal irrigation consumables through Holistic Nursing Solutions we will provide the comprehensive training of Peristeen complimentary, a Peristeen resource kit, Peristeen support program and telephone support. *Additional charges may occur for travel outside of the Gold Coast Region or telehealth services can be arranged for training and rural and remote regions. For more information on Peristeen watch the video below and if you have any questions give me a call on 0412 647 338 or alternatively email me darvall.hns@gmail.com