The Less-Than-Glamorous Duties - page 3

I was at my public library and found a Fundamentals of Nursing textbook. I sat down and flipped through it and I was thinking, "I could really do this . . . I can really see myself doing this with... Read More

  1. by   LadyFree28
    Quote from lifesaverwv
    Hi, At my hospital we only give soap suds enemas, saline enemas, fleet enemas & sometimes the Fleet oil retention enema. Please tell me about the milk & molasses enemas, what is the purpose of them?
    Milk and molasses enemas work mostly (sometimes better) than any enema, except that milk and molasses is mixed together (1/2 parts equal-1/2 milk, 1/2 molasses), warmed in the microwave (not too hot), and is placed in the enema bag and inserted into the rectum. The high sugar content of the molasses allows the hard impacted stool to be softened so that it can pass easier.

  2. by   UM Review RN
    Quote from miya
    are you serious??? man . . . really?
    (I can't believe that a New Yorker is asking me this.)

    Yes, really!!!
  3. by   NurseFirst
    Quote from miya
    are you serious??? man . . . really?
    wait a sec...aren't you the person who said this:

    originally posted by miya
    and , no one goes into nursing (well, save for a few odd birds) thinking, "gee, i'd love a career doing digital disimpactions and enemas. . . what career offers me that opportunity?"




    and now you are surprised they can be found by googling those terms????


    nursefirst
  4. by   madwife2002
    Never heard of Milk and Molasses sounds good enough to eat :chuckle Is it something that comes pre packed or do you mix it up
  5. by   LPNandLUVINIT?
    When I first told my family I was going into nursing, they all thought "no way is she going to make it" I used to get sick just thinking about stuff. I've dealt with disimpacting patients, horrible bed sores, things I didn't even think about before. Not that I haven't had to turn my head to gag, but you just find that the patient is way more important than your stomach. Maybe that's why they always say nurses don't take care of themselves, you are always way more worried about the patient.
  6. by   madwife2002
    Quote from Angie O'Plasty, RN
    OK. Scratch that idea. Apparently there are some really extremely weird people out there and of course, after I did a Search on "manual disimpaction technique," I found them. :stone :uhoh21:
    A colleegue at work did a similar sort of search except she put in 'manual evacuation' and ended up on a dutch porn web site lol
    How i did laugh until I realised I was logged on and she had done it in my NAME
  7. by   miya
    Quote from NurseFirst
    And now you are surprised they can be found by googling those terms????
    NurseFirst
    u missed something. nevermind.
  8. by   LadyFree28
    Quote from madwife2002
    Never heard of Milk and Molasses sounds good enough to eat :chuckle Is it something that comes pre packed or do you mix it up
    You have to mix it up: 1/2 milk to 1/2 molasses, then warm it up. This is not something I imagine drinking...
  9. by   Gampopa
    Quote from LadyFree28
    You have to mix it up: 1/2 milk to 1/2 molasses, then warm it up. This is not something I imagine drinking...
    Is this done with a DO? I'm a student nurse and I'm still not clear on when you need a DO and when you don't. I would assume you'd need one.
  10. by   jeepgirl
    milk and molasses enemas.

    'nuff said.
  11. by   LilRedRN1973
    We had a DO for the milk and molasses enema we administered the other night. We had to go to the cafeteria with a requisition for molasses. When the lady behind the cash register asked what we needed it for, we told her. She was less than pleased with the idea!!

    Melanie

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