What Is a Barium Enema? - Preparation, Procedure & Side Effects


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Which of the following best explains an enema procedure?

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1. Which of the following best explains a barium enema?

2. Which of the following foods is allowed during a clear liquid diet?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this interactive quiz and worksheet combo to test your knowledge of a barium enema, its potential side effects, and who performs the procedure.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Topics involved in this quiz include:

  • What happens during an enema
  • Explaining what a barium enema is
  • Food allowed while on a clear liquid diet
  • Potential side effects of a barium enema

Skills Practiced

Use the following skills while completing this quiz and worksheet:

  • Interpreting information - analyze the information given about barium enemas to distinguish what foods can be consumed while on a clear liquid diet
  • Making connections - use what you have learned regarding barium enemas to identify the possible side effects of the procedure
  • Knowledge application - recall the material to answer a question about how and by who the procedure is performed

Additional Learning

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