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COMMERCIALLY PREPARED ENEMA
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MEDICAL ENEMA DESCRIPTION
Over time, toxic waste can accumulate in the colon and liver, and then circulate throughout the body via the bloodstream. A clean and healthy colon and liver, then, are essential for the health of all the organs and tissues of the body.
There are two types of enemas - the retention enema and the cleansing enema. The primary action of the retention enema, which is held in the body for about fifteen minutes, is to help rid the liver of impurities. The cleansing enema, which is retained for only a few minutes, is used to flush out the colon.
When using any enema, keep in mind that they should never be used if there is rectal bleeding. In such a case, contact your health care provider immediately.
If you experience tension or spasms in the bowel while using an enema, try using warmer water (99°F to 102°F is a good temperature) to help relax the bowel. If the bowel is weak or flaccid, try using colder water (75°F to 80°F) to help strengthen it.
After using any enema, be sure to wash and sterilize the tip of the enema bag.
MoonDragon's Instruction Information: How To Administer A Medical Enema
COMMERCIALLY PREPARED ENEMA INSTRUCTIONS
Note: This procedure may be followed when giving an oil-retention or phosphosoda enema.
- Disposable gloves.
- Disposable pre-packaged enema.
- Bedpan and cover or nearby toilet.
- Bed protector.
- Pan of warm water (if enema solution is to be warmed).
Open package and remove plastic container with enema solution. Place solution container in warm water (if it is to be warmed).
Lower head of bed to horizontal position and elevate bed to comfortable working height. Raise side rail on opposite side of bed for safety (hospital or nursing home adjustable bed).
Put on gloves.
Place bedpan and cover on the chair close at hand by the bed, if toilet is not readily available.
Assist patient to turn on the left side and flex the right leg.
Place bed protector under patient.
Expose only patient's buttocks by drawing the bedding upward in one hand.
Remove the cover from the enema tip. Gently squeeze to make sure tip is undamaged (patent).
Separate buttocks, exposing anus, and ask the patient to breathe deeply and bear down slightly during insertion.
Insert lubricated enema tip 2 inches into the rectum. Do not use petroleum jelly to add extra lubrication to the tip of the enema bottle. Instead, use vitamin E oil (buy it in oil form or pierce the end of a vitamin E capsule and squeeze the liquid onto the tip). The liquid will both ease the insertion and have a healing effect on the anus and the lining of the colon, if these areas are inflamed. Aloe vera may also be used for this purpose.
Squeeze the plastic container slowly from the bottom of the container until all fluid has entered the patient's body.
Remove the tip from patient and place the container in the box. Encourage patient to hold the solution as long as possible.
Remove gloves and dispose of properly. Wash hands.
Provide privacy. This enema should be retained for 20 minutes.
When the patient feels the urge to defecate, lower the bed and assist the patient to the bathroom toilet, commode, or position the patient on the bedpan.
Place toilet tissue near patient. If the patient is on the bedpan, raise the bedrail for safety if the bed is left in high position. If the patient is nearby in the bathroom on the toilet, remain close by. Caution the patient not to flush toilet so contents may be viewed at a later time.
Return to patient when they are finished. If they are on the bedpan, lower the bed rail, if up. Put on clean gloves.
Remove bedpan and place on bed protector on chair. Observe contents of bedpan. Cover bedpan.
Clean anal area of patient, if required.
If the patient has used the commode or toilet:
- Clean anal area, if required.
- Observe contents of commode or toilet.
- Flush toilet using paper towel, or cover commode.
- Remove gloves and discard according to biohazardous conditions.
Assist the patient into bed.
Put on clean gloves. Take the bedpan or commode container and equipment into the bathroom. Discard of contents.
Remove and dispose of gloves properly. Wash your hands.
Give patient soap, water, and a towel to wash hands. Return equipment. Leave side rails down, if required, unless needed for safety and leave bed in low position. Place all of the solution in an enema bag.
Note: Always check with your or the patient's health care provider before doing an enema.
GENERAL MEDICAL ENEMA CONSIDERATIONS
Do not use petroleum jelly to lubricate the tip of the enema bag. Instead, use Vitamin E Oil (buy it in oil form or pierce the end of a vitamin E capsule and squeeze the liquid onto the tip). The liquid will both ease the insertion and have a healing effect on the anus and the lining of the colon, if these areas are inflamed. Aloe Vera may also be used for this purpose.
The best position to assume when receiving the enema is "head down and rear up". After the liquid has been inserted, roll onto your back, and finally roll over and lie on your left side. As you are doing this, massage your colon to help loosen any fecal matter. Start on your right side and gradually move your fingers up toward the bottom of the rib cage, then across your abdomen and down the left side.
For a child, place the child on his or her left side. Be very gentle inserting the tip and never force it inside the anus. This could damage the colon and could be very dangerous. Do not give an enema to a child under 2 years of age.
Note: that 2 quarts is a lot of liquid. If you experience any pain during insertion, stop the flow of the enema bag and remaining in the same position, take deep breaths until the pain subsides. The resume the enema flow. If you expel the liquid before all of it has been inserted, simply begin the process over again. If pain persists, discontinue the enema procedure.
Hold the solution in your body for 3 to 4 minutes before allowing the fluid to be expelled. After 2 or 3 such sessions, you will find it easier to insert and hold the liquid. Hold the solution as long as you can before expelling.
Note: Always check with your health care provider before doing an enema.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR VARIOUS TYPES OF HEALTH THERAPY ENEMAS
Barium Enema Castille Bar Soap Enema Castille Liquid Soap Enema Catnip Tea Enema Coffee Retention Enema Colon Cleansing Enema Commercially Prepared Enema Epsom Salts Cleansing Enema Garlic Enema L. Bifidus Retention Enema Lemon Juice Cleansing Enema Mild Milk Enema Milk & Honey Enema Mineral Oil Enema Olive Oil & Aloe Vera Enema Phosphosoda Enema Salt Water (Saline) Enema Slippery Elm Enema Soap Solution Enema
Note: Always check with your health care provider before doing an enema.
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