17.01 Bisacodyl (Dulcolax)
Treatment of constipation, bowel regimen
Stimulates enteric nerves to cause peristalsis which leads to fluid accumulation in the colon
• May lead to hypokalemia
• May cause abdominal pain and cramps
• Not for use within 1 hour of taking milk product
• Assess for abdominal distention and bowel function
• Instruct patient to drink 1500-2000 mL/day during therapy
• Monitor fluid and electrolyte levels
• Instruct patient to take as ordered
Cornell Note-Taking System Instructions:
- Record: During the lecture, use the note-taking column to record the lecture using telegraphic sentences.
- Questions: As soon after class as possible, formulate questions based onthe notes in the right-hand column. Writing questions helps to clarifymeanings, reveal relationships, establish continuity, and strengthenmemory. Also, the writing of questions sets up a perfect stage for exam-studying later.
- Recite: Cover the note-taking column with a sheet of paper. Then, looking at the questions or cue-words in the question and cue column only, say aloud, in your own words, the answers to the questions, facts, or ideas indicated by the cue-words.
- Reflect: Reflect on the material by asking yourself questions, for example: “What’s the significance of these facts? What principle are they based on? How can I apply them? How do they fit in with what I already know? What’s beyond them?
- Review: Spend at least ten minutes every week reviewing all your previous notes. If you do, you’ll retain a great deal for current use, as well as, for the exam.
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