TITLE

Safe use of rectal suppositories and enemas with adult patients

AUTHOR(S)
Pegram, Anne; Bloomfield, Jacqueline; Jones, Anne
PUB. DATE
May 2008
SOURCE
Nursing Standard;5/28/2008, Vol. 22 Issue 38, p39
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Medications that are given via the rectal route are prescribed for a variety of reasons and have either a local or systemic effect. The administration of suppositories and enemas is an intimate procedure which has the potential to cause embarrassment and discomfort for the patient. This article outlines the reasons for the use of rectal medications and recommends a procedure to be followed when giving them.
ACCESSION #
32799850

 

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