Management of Lower Bowel Dysfunction, including Digital Rectal Examination and Digital Removal of Faeces
Bowel care is of great importance for a patient’s quality of life yet many remain hesitant to discuss such a topic. This updated publication promotes a positive and proactive approach to care delivery and includes information on best practice. It provides guidance for all nursing staff and incorporates knowledge of bowel function and the essentials of assessment, treatment and management of lower bowel dysfunction. This publication is supported by BBraun, Coloplast and Wellspect.
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