This learning module has been accredited by the Royal College of Nursing and was last updated in 2016.
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Duration: 00:00:01 Type: How to modules Level: Students, Qualified Nurses
Ian Peate, Professor of nursing, Gibraltar Health Authority, Gibraltar.
Read this module and update your knowledge and skills on how to administer suppositories.
This module aims to help nurses to undertake the administration of suppositories in a safe, effective and patient-centred manner, ensuring privacy and dignity. Inserting rectal suppositories, whether to administer medication or to achieve bowel evacuation, is a common practice in health care.