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Comment: ''We must invest in diarrhoea assessment skills for staff''


I think bowels are hugely neglected in the elderly these days. Years ago patients bowels were closely monitored and if they hadn't been for three days they were given a mild enema and boy did they feel better for it. These days due to consent issues it is overlooked and I've seen patients with overflow being mistaken for diarrhoea and needless samples being taken etc. No one seems to want to do that job anymore and yet in my day we just got on with it.

Posted date

3 August, 2013

Posted time

1:13 am