I work in a small hospital and we admit our own patients to our unit. Our basic admission consists of a Surgical Admission assessment which includes things like past medical history, a small physical assessment, a medication reconciliation sheet etc. Our hospital is now talking about adding a DVT risk assessment to the admission. Personally, I think it is unecessary, since the DVT risk assessment on inpatient is performed so the nurse can implement some interventions. I don't think we should be putting ted hose, scd's and recommending anticoagulant therapy on outpatients. I would really like to know what other hospitals or centers on doing for an admission.Also, we still give enemas, a few doctors have agreed to let us do a study where we don't tell them if the patient had an enema or not to see the difference. I am interested to know if everyone else out there has stopped giving enemas. This is a small town and change takes forever! Thanks for any input you can give!