Slimeball enema Urgent

  1. Can anyone please tell me what this enema is we are stumpped and need to give to pt. Could also be known as a bubble gum enema Called all over hospital could you help Thank you :uhoh21:
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  3. by   DDRN4me
    hmmm...would it be the old fashioned milk & molasses enemas i learned about back in the dark ages when i was an NA????
  4. by   Town & Country
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  5. by   JVanRN
    :chuckleIt certainly go my attention.:chuckle
  6. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    hmmmm.........Is the pt. a real JERK? :chuckle
  7. by   llg
    Why don't you ask the doctor who wrote the order? That would be the proper response to an order that was not routine. With the emphasis on patient safety these days from all the accrediting agencies etc., physicians need to be sure that their orders are properly written.

    If the hospital does not officially have such a thing in its list of codes for charging for treatments, then the physician should be more specific in his/her order. Slang is no longer acceptable medical practice.

    llg
  8. by   sarahbeesushi
    To all of those who answered thank you. It kind of became a contest to see who could get answer. How often do you get an order for a slime ball enema :chuckle . The answer for those who care it is glycerin, mineral oil, and water. And is said to be the mother of all enemas :angryfire
  9. by   NRSKarenRN
    Thirty years in healthcare, never heard of that name or combination. Learned something new every day @allnurses.

    Highly support IIg statement + rationale "Why don't you ask the doctor who wrote the order?"

    Re Slimeball enema. What are the amounts of these ingredients glycerin, mineral oil, and water....Is it listed in a formulary or policy manual hidden on a high shelf somewhere on the unit?? Given many oil retention enemas, suspect its along those lines. Unless someone can show you the specific amounts/proportion of ingredients and policy how to administer, your on shaky ground should something do awry....seen several lawsuits over perforated bowel from enemas.

    However, have seen nothing work like the dynamite of milk and molasess enema, especially in my homecare patients.

    Willing to swap recipes.
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Jan 13, '05
  10. by   Fluesy
    I thought it might be a case of "Who goes there Friend or enema?"
  11. by   DDRN4me
    Interesting...should "Enema Recipe Swap" be a new thread?????

    Quote from NRSKarenRN
    Thirty years in healthcare, never heard of that name or combination. Learned something new every day @allnurses.

    Highly support IIg statement + rationale "Why don't you ask the doctor who wrote the order?"

    Re Slimeball enema. What are the amounts of these ingredients glycerin, mineral oil, and water....Is it listed in a formulary or policy manual hidden on a high shelf somewhere on the unit?? Given many oil retention enemas, suspect its along those lines. Unless someone can show you the specific amounts/proportion of ingredients and policy how to administer, your on shaky ground should something do awry....seen several lawsuits over perforated bowel from enemas.

    However, have seen nothing work like the dynamite of milk and molasess enema, especially in my homecare patients.

    Willing to swap recipes.
  12. by   Nitengale326
    Quote from mgallant
    Interesting...should "Enema Recipe Swap" be a new thread?????
    WE used to have a "3H Enema" from an old old school general surgeon...loved by all feared by many!!! The 3 H stood for "high, hot and a helluva lot!!" The patient had to get in a knee chest position and we gave 1250 cc of very warm water with castile soap or mineral oil... depending on doc's mood... made for some messy walls, ceilings, and floors... and we all learned to duck quickly!!!!
  13. by   Nitengale326
    Quote from mgallant
    Interesting...should "Enema Recipe Swap" be a new thread?????
    WE used to have a "3H Enema" from an old old school general surgeon...loved by all feared by many!!! The 3 H stood for "high, hot and a helluva lot!!" The patient had to get in a knee chest position and we gave 1250 cc of very warm water with castile soap or mineral oil... depending on doc's mood... made for some messy walls, ceilings, and floors... and we all learned to duck quickly!!!!
  14. by   stevierae
    At first I thought this was a joke from some teenager or other lurker attempting to pull our collective legs. Any RN who got an unfamiliar order would pick up the phone and ask the ordering doctor to clarify, as has already been pointed out.

    However, there is that "donor stool" enema (actually, it's just an insertion way up high, like a suppository) as a radical treatment for C. diff--that's actually been discussed via the listserv before. Theory is that healthy stool (say, from a family member) implanted in the colon of a C. diff patient might alter the flora in their colon and stop the ravages of the C. diff. People thought that was a joke, but it's apparently an accepted treatment.

    I remember well the old soap suds enemas--back before Fleets, every woman in labor got one, along with a shave--3H enemas, and milk and molasses enemas. Have seen simple glycerine or mineroil enemas, but not in combination, and not called a slimeball. Live and learn!
    Last edit by stevierae on Jan 13, '05

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