fecal impaction

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accumulation of hardened feces in the rectum or lower colon which the person cannot move

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The narrow lumen of the distal colon leads to an increased intra-luminal pressure which can become higher than the intestinal capillary perfusion pressure causing necrosis on the anti-mesenteric border in the event of fecal impaction.
Fecal impaction in adults: report of 30 cases of seed bezoars in the rectum.
For item H2d, fecal impaction, the nurse is not diagnosing the fecal impaction but, rather, the nurse is identifying symptoms.
Treatment of FE targets the processes that cause or exacerbate the condition, including reduced colonic motility, constipation, and fecal impaction.
Abstract: Symptoms of fecal impaction extend from constipation, anorexia, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain, to full blown sepsis.
There are many aspects of a performance improvement program; many improvement opportunities to be ranked and studied, such as risk management and safety, infection control, employee health, team productivity, customer satisfaction, and monitoring and learning from sentinel events, which in long-term care, have been identified by CMS as fecal impaction, dehydration and pressure ulcers.
Another recalled a situation where a nurse mistakenly referred to constipation as a fecal impaction.
Julian tests all patients for occult blood and evaluates them by digital exam for masses, stool consistency, fecal impaction, and ability to squeeze the sphincter muscles.
This condition, called fecal impaction, occurs most often in children and older adults.
MOVICOL[R] for the treatment of constipation and fecal impaction, MOVIPREP[R] a bowel cleansing preparation, KLEAN-PREP[R] for bowel preparation prior to colonoscopy, XIFAXAN[R] for the treatment of travelers' diarrhea and ORAMORPH[R] for the treatment of moderate to severe pain associated with cancer.
FOSRENOL is contraindicated in patients with bowel obstruction, ileus, and fecal impaction.
Several general interventions assist in prevention of UI: preventing urinary tract infections and fecal impaction, controlling diabetes mellitus and heart failure, correcting hypercalemia, reducing diuretic fluids, avoiding physical or chemical restraints and managing medications that can cause UI (ACE inhibitors, calcium channel blockers, beta- and alpha-adrenergic agonists, alpha-adrenergic blockers, diuretics, cholinesterase inhibitors, psychotropics, narcotic analgesics and anticholinergics).
As staff at most nursing facilities are aware, the occurrence of a resident having a fecal impaction is considered a sentinel event by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.