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Authors

  1. Salfi, Salvatore F. BSN, RN, LCSW
  2. Holt, Karyn PhD, CNM

Abstract

Current evidence demonstrates that probiotics reduce diarrheal duration from a number of etiologies. Professional nursing practice based on evidence and clinical expertise supports a diet-containing probiotics to manage acute diarrhea. Dietary limitations included in the BRAT (bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast) diet recommended by many nurses need to be reexamined in light of the newest evidence.