Abdominal Assessment III for the Correctional Nurse: Constipation and Diarrhea

2.0 Continuing Education Hours

Constipation and diarrhea are common complaints in the correctional environment.  In this class, the third in a series, the basic abdominal assessment skills will be reviewed.  Constipation and diarrhea will be explained, and potential reasons for each will be discussed.  Common nursing interventions for the patient with constipation and diarrhea will also be discussed.