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Video Runtime: 4 Minutes
Though constipation can usually be avoided with the correct application of a closely monitored bowel regimen, sometimes constipation that is chronic or related to disease processes requires the administration of an enema. In this training, we'll review the equipment and procedures for administering an enema. This course includes
o Video demonstrations of procedures
o Downloadable procedure guide PDFs
o Tips and best practices for performing these procedures
Enemas are liquids instilled into the lower bowel to assist in the evacuation of stool or gas. Enemas can also be utilized to instill medications; however, this learning module specifically addresses the utilization of enemas for the treatment of constipation or fecal impaction. Enemas can be administered by RNs, LPNs, or aides if they have had special training and their scope of practice allows. Patients or family caregivers can also be educated on how to administer enemas.
This course was reviewed by Amy Rose, RN, MSN, CHPN, and Jennifer Kennedy, EdD, MA, BSN, RN, CHC, to ensure the content meets current professional guidelines and best evidence-based practices.
Amy Rose is a passionate end-of-life-care nurse, leader, and educator. Amy holds an applied nursing master's degree in executive leadership and has dedicated the majority of her career to developing both people and processes in the post-acute care space. Amy has worked in clinically and technically complex roles ranging from inpatient hospice nursing to executive-level…