Author Wendy Ness is colorectal nurse specialist at Croydon University Hospital. Abstract



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Stool consistency (RCN, 2012).
When DRF is essential
If DRF is part of the patient’s bowel care it is essential the routine is not interrupted, regardless of the setting in which care is provided (RCN, 2012). This is imperative for those with an SCI who are at risk of AD this can result in the bowel becoming distended due to constipation or impaction and is considered a medical emergency. Outcomes can include cerebral haemor- rhage, seizures and cardiac arrest (National Reporting and Learning Service, 2004). Failing to support patients with an SCI who need DRF, results in ineffective bowel management (RCN, The NRLS (2004) reported that DRF is rarely undertaken in NHS acute trusts and is unfamiliar to many nurses it therefore recommends that NHS organisations providing acute care should. Have a policy for manual bowel evacuation. Ensure nursing staff in all care areas are aware of
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The risks associated with these patients developing constipation or an impacted bowel;


Who can carryout drf?
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