I am new to home hospice and palliative care. My background is mainly ICU.... where bowel issues are more excessive diarrhea, rather than constipation.
What is a good bowel regimen for a hospice patient? I can't seem to figure it out, not having experience with it and I am a little embarrased. What should be daily and PRN? If a patient has not been eating, hasn't had a BM in 4 days and has positive BS and abdomen is soft and po senna is not making a BM, do we go to a suppository?
I'm almost embarassed to really tell my bosses who have been doing this for 20 years, I don't know what the best combos are for patients.