A solution introduced into the rectum topromote evacuation of feces or as a means ofintroducing nutrients, medicinal substances, or opaque material for radiologic examination of the lower intestinal tract.
Is a special x-ray of the large intestine, which includes the colon and rectum. P
Barium should fill the colon evenly, showing normal bowel shape and position and no blockages.
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Patients are usually restricted to a liquid diet for 24 to 48 hours before the exam. They should not eat or drink after midnight on the day of the barium enema Administer Laxatives or a cleansing enema for bowel preparation. The patients large intestine must be empty of stool to get useful images. Encourage the patient to consume plenty of liquids before and after the exam. This helps to prevent dehydration and constipation. Barium is a dehydrating substance.
Educate the patient about the purpose of the exam and bowel preparation. When possible, let him know what to expect ahead of time. Inform the client that its normal to have white stools for a few days after the procedure. should be prepared to allow the client to rest and eat after the procedure. The patient might be given a laxative for constipation or to get rid of any barium that remains. Do perennial care
Provide privacy. To prevent feeling of embarrassment. Promote relaxation. To relax anal sphincter and facilitate insertion of rectal tube. Promote relaxation. To relax anal sphincter and facilitate insertion of rectal tube. Do perennial care