CC43 Guideline for Digital Rectal Examination and/or Digital Removal of Faeces


Category
Physical Health Services (Policies)
Code
CC43
Issue No
1

Target Audience

All clinical staff

Purpose

This policy is intended to serve as an evidence based guide for Community Registered Nurses employed by Cheshire and Wirral Partnership, in how to perform a digital rectal examination and digital removal of faeces . Please note this guideline is intended for adult patients only.

Origin

Lead executive
General Manager

Authors details
Continence Advisory Service


Policy dates & history

Implementation Date

20 June 2017

Review Date

01 June 2022

Approval Meeting

West Locality Governance and Risk Meeting


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