A hospice nurse told me today that any po med can be given rectally if a patient has difficulty or can no longer swallow. Is this true? Forgive me if this is an ignorant question, but I have been out of nursing for 8 years
Mar 23, '05
Quote from Blackcat99
I am new to hospice and I was told that most meds can be given rectally but not all. I was told that no digestion meds can be given rectally and no enteric coated meds can be given rectally. She told me not to give senna, protonix,atenolol,imuran,or arava rectally. Good luck.
Thank you so much for the info.
Last edit by rnbackagain on Mar 23, '05