Administering an enema: indications, types, equipment and procedure

Mitchell, Aby (2019) Administering an enema: indications, types, equipment and procedure. British Journal of Nursing, 28 (3). pp. 154-156. ISSN 0966-0461

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An enema is a liquid administered via the rectal route either to aid bowel evacuation or to administer medication (Galbraith et al, 2013; Dougherty and Lister, 2015). This article will discuss the use of enemas for constipation in adult patients.

Item Type: Article
Identifier: 10.12968/bjon.2019.28.3.154
Additional Information: This document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a Published Work that appeared in final form in the British Journal of Nursing, copyright © MA Healthcare, after peer review and technical editing by the publisher. To access the final edited and published work see
Subjects: Medicine and health > Nursing > Nursing practice
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Depositing User: Aby Mitchell
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2019 16:12
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2024 15:59


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