What Is an Enema? - Definition, Types, Uses & Side Effects


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An enema can be used to treat _____.

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1. An enema is a tube containing liquid that is inserted into the _____.

2. What solution is applied to the tip of the enema to make the procedure more comfortable?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

This is a printable and interactive worksheet/quiz combination that can be used to refresh your understanding of enemas. These assessment assets will test your understanding of types of enemas and the conditions under which the use of an enema may prove to be beneficial.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test your knowledge of the following:

  • Medical uses of an enema
  • To what area of the body and how an enema is applied
  • Possible contents of an enema

Skills Practiced

The quiz and worksheet allow students to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on enemas
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about enemas in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the nature and uses of enemas
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about enemas

Additional Learning

To learn more about details regarding the application of enemas, review the accompanying lesson entitled What is an Enema? - Definitions, Types, Uses & Side Effects. The lesson emphasizes the following objectives:

  • Comment on the digestive process and how it can result in constipation
  • Talk about how an enema can aid a physician's visual examination of a patient's condition
  • Explain what an individual can do to help the enema soften the obstructive stool, once the liquid has been administered.
  • In addition to relieving constipation, explain what other medical and non-medical conditions might call for the administration of an enema
  • Enumerate possible side effects of an enema