Whole wheat bread
“I don’t expect to have much of a problem with fecal odor.”
“I will have to take special precaution to protect my skin around the stoma.”
“I’m going to have to irrigate my stoma so I have a bowel movement every morning.”
“I should avoid gas forming foods like beans to limit funny noises from the stoma.”
Lubricate the last 2 inches of the rectal tube.
Insert the rectal tube about 4 inches into the anus.
Raise the solution container about 12 inches above the anus.
Lower the solution container after instilling about 150 mL of solution.
Eating more protein is optimal prior to testing.
One stool specimen is sufficient for testing.
A red color changes indicates a positive test.
The specimen cannot be contaminated with urine.
Macaroni and cheese
Fresh food and whole wheat toast
Rice pudding and ripe bananas
Roast chicken and white rice
Poor skin turgor
Warm the enema solution prior to installation.
Position the client on the left side with the right leg flexed forward.
Lubricate the rectal tube or nozzle.
Slowly insert the rectal tube about 2 inches.
Hang the enema container 24 inches above the clients anus
Have a client hold his breath briefly.
Discontinue the fluid installation.
Remind the client that cramping is common at this time.
Lower the enema fluid container.