My Nusing Diagnosis is constipation. I know some interventions but the problem is my pt. is NPO. So i cant say increase her fiber intake or anything like that. She is on no laxatives and stool softeners. She had a colon resection. Sorry if this is vague but do you have any ideas for constipation. For example I have intervention: encourage pt to be involved in ADL's and to walk halls every day.
Rationale:Movement helps cause an increase in peristalsis.
Any ideas. Im stuck thanks.
Maybe she should be on laxatives or enemas.Glycerin suppositories? Now this may be a big no no but it sees to be the most obvious short of manualy disimpacting the pt.
Just to let anyone wondering.....I'm only asking if this could be right. I by no means think it is for sure. I was only looking through my diagnosis book and saw this as a possible intervention. I'm learning.
Last edit by z's playa on Apr 19, '05