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Authors

  1. Greenwald, Beverly PhD, RN, CNS

Abstract

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.