This page forms part of the Irritable bowel syndrome resource, published in 2010, and is preserved as an historical document for reference purposes only. Some information contained within it may no longer refer to current practice.

Learning with the RCN

The Learning Zone is a web-based resource that supports the professional development of RCN members.

A learning opportunity on the subject of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) has been developed primarily for registered nurses and health care assistants (HCAs) working in primary care settings. It is also relevant to HCAs, student nurses and many registered nurses across all health care settings who provide care for people who may be or are known to be suffering from IBS. View the irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) learning opportunity

The focus of this resource is on understanding and implementing the recommendations from NICE clinical guideline 61: Irritable bowel syndrome in adults into nursing practice. This animation of the anatomy of the gut is a sample of the materials in the Learning Zone resource.

The resource includes links to practical support for members to implement this guideline as well as links to patient information resources.

The content is mapped to the relevant KSF dimensions that apply to this learning and members are encouraged to record their learning in their e-Portfolio.

To access any Learning Zone content you will be asked to enter your RCN membership number. If you require assistance with entering the Learning Zone, or would like further information on becoming a member of the RCN please contact RCN Direct on 0345 772 6100.

For more information, visit the RCN Learning Zone.