Chapter 15 Assisting with Elimination
Chapter 15 Assisting Elimination
- Assist people in your care with elimination in a sensitive , professional way.
- Describe the characteristics of normal urine and feces.
- Explain the importance of knowing a person's regular elimination pattern.
- List actions nurse assistants can take to promote normal elimination.
- Define the word incontinence and describe the care needs of a person who is incontinent.
- Describe the signs and symptoms of a urinary tract infection and actions nurse assistants can take to help prevent those in their care from developing urinary tract infections.
- Describe care measure for a person who has diarrhea.
- Describe actions nurse assistants can take to prevent those in their care from becoming constipated or developing a fecal impaction
- List observations that a nurse assistant may make while assisting a person with elimination that should be reported to the nurse right away.
- Describe the care needs of a person with an indwelling urinary catheter.
- Explain what an ostomy appliance is and how to care for a person who has an ostomy appliance.
- Describe types of enemas and precautions that should be taken when administering an enema.
GOALS: After practicing the corresponding skills, you will have the information needed to:
- Help a person use a toilet, portable commode, bedpan or urinal.
- Apply a condom catheter
- Measure urine output
- Obtain urine and stool specimens
- Provide catheter care for a person with a urinary catheter
- Empty a urine drainage bag
- Change an ostomy appliance.
- Give a top water, soap solution or commercially prepared enema.