Barium enama

by Boskii Boskii (New) New Student

Hi am boski 

Am a nursing student about to write national qualifying exams ..

Please can any one tell me something 

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Information from John Hopkins regarding this radiology test:

Nursing Times:  SKILLS - BARIUM ENEMA   includes patient education and preporation.

Use of  Barium Enema greatly reduced in my Philadelphia PA area, instead CAT SCAN of abdomen  performed.  Biggest issue post barium enema was  colonic perforation (rare), most often constipation requiring oral laxative or saline enema.

Best Wishes with your exam.