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

  1. by   busy-bee
    Yes, I always get a Dr. order prior to attempting to remove a bm manually. Too many things can happen..CYA.
  2. by   dbsn00
    Quote from motorcycle mama

    Also, you are never ever ever supposed to chart any form of the word impaction.
    It'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.

    I would LOVE to see the MD do this as it's something I get to do several times per week!