Agents Commonly Used to Promote Bowel Elimination


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Which type of oral laxative works by causing more contractions of the muscles of the bowel?

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1. Which of the following is a carbon dioxide-releasing agent used to promote bowel elimination?

2. Which points should be discussed during patient education on bowel elimination agents?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Quickly measure your understanding of what agents are used to promote bowel elimination using this quiz/worksheet assessment tool. You should be knowledgeable about specific agents and potential side effects of using them to correctly answer all quiz questions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

With this quiz, you will demonstrate your ability to:

  • Explain what type of oral laxative works by contracting muscles in the bowel
  • Identify a carbon dioxide-releasing agent used to promote bowel elimination
  • List a point or points that should be discussed when education patients about these types of agents
  • Provide details about enemas
  • Note a severe side effect of bowel elimination agents

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as how patients should be educated in the use of bowel elimination agents
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding side effects of agents used for bowel elimination
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about oral laxatives and a carbon dioxide-releasing bowel elimination agent

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