Practical skills

How to administer an enema

  • RCN accredited
  • Peer reviewed
  • Certificate
  • Duration: 01 hr
  • Level: Students, Qualified nurses
  • Last updated: 2020

This learning module focuses on the administration of an enema, 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.​

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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

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


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