1. Greenwald, Beverly PhD, RN, CNS


Adequate bowel preparation is necessary for several diagnostic and surgical procedures. Inpatients appeared to be less adequately prepared than outpatients at the author's 100-bed hospital. A problem frequently encountered was incomplete administration of the ordered bowel preparation. Surgeons, gastroenterologists, and nurses from the endoscopy laboratory and medical-surgical floor were consulted for development of an order set to enhance completion of bowel preparation for inpatients.