Digital Disimpaction - page 2
I know this is not done very often...but does it require an MD's order? Thanks! New Grad Lisa... Read More
Nov 9, '07Occupation: LPN Specialty: 6 year(s) of experience in Long Term Facilitly ; Joined: Aug '07; Posts: 104; Likes: 22Yes, I always get a Dr. order prior to attempting to remove a bm manually. Too many things can happen..CYA.
Nov 9, '07Occupation: Unit Manager - sub acute rehab Specialty: 6 year(s) of experience in LTC, sub-acute, urology, gastro ; Joined: Jan '05; Posts: 266; Likes: 31Quote from motorcycle mamaIt's a facility policy where I work (as long as there are no cardiac problems) to remove the impaction & start on a bowel regime (we were cited during survey). However, we never chart the word "impaction" either - "assisted with manual removal" is the term we use.
Also, you are never ever ever supposed to chart any form of the word impaction.
I would LOVE to see the MD do this as it's something I get to do several times per week!