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Focus: Digital removal of faeces by acute sector nurses


This is a real situation: I work in the Community and our spinal injured patient went into the local acute hospital and waited 2 weeks for the only nurse able to perform DRF to be on duty and come to his ward. She had learnt the skills at a previous hospital. The staff were managing our patient on oral medication and enemas which are unsuccessful for a variety of reasons, due to his age, length of time spinal injured, and incontinence and subsequent skin breakdown. The community nurses were offering to go into the hospital to perform DRF but were not permitted to.

Posted date

24 December, 2008

Posted time

10:53 am