Archive for the 'Bowel Incontinence' Category

Nursing diagnosis – bowel incontinence

ShareBowel Incontinence DEFINITION Change in normal bowel habits characterized by involuntary passage of stool DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS • Constant dribbling of soft stool • Fecal odor • Fecal staining of clothing or bedding • Inability to delay defecation • Inability to recognize urge to defecate • Recognizes rectal fullness but reports inability to expel formed stool [...]