Mary Arnold-Long

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August l Nursing2016 l 59 COLOSTOMY IRRIGATION (CI), similar to an enema, is the instillation of fluid into the colon to cause evacuation of stool. CI is a safe option for bowel management for patients with a descending or sigmoid colostomy without relative contraindications. Patients who use CI report an improved quality of life, with less impact on(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to examine the epidemiology of medical device-related pressure injuries (MDRPIs) in 3 long-term acute care hospitals (LTACHs). DESIGN Retrospective descriptive study. SUBJECTS AND SETTING The sample comprised 304 adult inpatients at 3 geographically diverse LTACHs: Spaulding Hospital for Continued Medical Care,(More)
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