Essential bowel care advice for nurses
RCN guidance advocates a proactive approach to bowel care
The RCN has published new guidance on the assessment, treatment and management of lower bowel dysfunction
Bowel care is an area of patient care that is frequently overlooked.
Many people can find it difficult to admit to bowel problems, the RCN says.
Charity Bowel and Bladder UK says that 10% of adults may experience bowel incontinence, with 1 to 2% reporting major symptoms. Constipation affects about 20% of the population . These symptoms can have a major impact on quality of life.
Guidance on the assessment, treatment and management...