Assessing Bowel Integrity


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What does bowel integrity mean?

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1. What technique or procedure involves inserting a liquid into the rectum and taking X-rays?

2. Which of the following information is collected during patient history?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Understanding a patient's bowel integrity is an important aspect in determining the overall health of the individual. This interactive quiz will ask you about various procedures, questions, and techniques used to assess a patient's bowel integrity.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

With this quiz and worksheet, you'll be tested on:

  • The definition of bowel integrity
  • Procedure that provides a view of the bowel
  • The health significance of bowel integrity
  • Patient histories
  • Technique involving X-rays

Skills Practiced

This quiz gives you the opportunity to practice the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about bowel integrity in a different light
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast different procedures for determining the integrity of a patient's bowel
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the importance of bowel integrity

Additional Learning

To learn more about these topics, review the accompanying lesson called Assessing Bowel Integrity. You'll explore:

  • GI tract
  • Barium enema
  • Colonoscopy
  • Collecting patient health information
  • The barrier of the bowel wall