while giving routine care to roommate?
I would think not.
I have tactfully removed a roommate, directed to an activity, while administering enema, fecal disimpaction. The resident being cared for was totally oriented, and was embarrassed enough to e to go through the procedure. Sparing the roommate from the odor, and the roommate from further embarrassment seemed the kindest thing to do at the time.
Hmm, after rereading this, I guess enemas/ disimpaction isn't really considered "routine" care. It just feels like "routine" for some residents on some days. Boy we need more hydration and fiber around here.
Last edit by boggle on Feb 18, '13
: Reason: Additional thought