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- by cybernurse81 Apr 12, '07any one on here having to use the Bristol Stool chart at work? It may be just an english thing, but it's still freaky, i can see whay it is used but i keep laughing everytime i have to refer to it (which aint that often i know poo when i see it!) lol anyone have an opinion on this?
- Apr 12, '07 by jetscreamer101We don't use it but I am familiar with it. I think it would be helpful from a descriptive aspect. Loose stools? It makes a difference. Is it a 6 or 7? I spent some time in the past trying to find posters with the descriptions, but didn't have any luck locating any.
- Apr 12, '07 by muffiedid gi for ten years
we had stool charts for our bowel disease pts
size colour consistency blood? frequency odour
i mean really , it's poop
- Apr 12, '07 by RNsRWeYeesh. I've heard of it, but only because of this website! I doubt I could find five nurses in my hospital (who haven't read it on this site) who know what it is!
We just document amt, color, consistency, guicac positive or negative, as it relates to pt dx, etc.
Gosh, that's a poster I want on my wall
- Apr 13, '07 by spiceyqueenwe use the bristol stool chart, i must say its not too bad!!!!! AIM for a 4 is like our motto...
- Apr 13, '07 by madwife2002Yep I've used it but cant remember where lol
- Apr 13, '07 by PBAJS
- Apr 13, '07 by TraumaICURNQuote from PBAJSLike a Sausage???? LOL :roll :roll :roll
- Apr 13, '07 by XB9SWe use the Bristol stool chart, I work within general surgery in the UK and we have the chart on all the toilet walls and then record it on a stool chart on the patients bed.
I have a patient that describes 1 as rabbit poo, she documents this on her own chart.
- Apr 13, '07 by madwife2002It's like the Braden score is that used in the UK or do we still universally use Waterlow??