How to administer suppositories

This learning module has been accredited by the Royal College of Nursing and was last updated in 2020.

All modules are subject to external double-blind peer review and checked for plagiarism using automated software.

Duration: 01:00:00 Type: How to modules Level: Nursing students, Registered nurses

Author

Ian Peate, Professor of nursing, Gibraltar Health Authority, Gibraltar.


Short description

Update your knowledge and skills in how to administer suppositories.


Detailed description

This learning module focuses on the administration of suppositories, for example to achieve bowel evacuation, in a safe, effective and patient-centred manner that ensures privacy and dignity before, during and after the procedure.

Disclaimer

Please note that information provided by RCNi Learning is not sufficient to ensure competence in the skill. Assessment of competence should take place in line with local practice. Practice should always align with local protocols and procedures, latest guidelines and any regulatory code. All modules should currently be viewed together with available national and local Covid-19 guidelines. For advice, go to www.rcn.org.uk/covid-19/rcn-position

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