Documentation Guidelines

• Frequency and characteristics of bowel movements: Number, presence of blood and mucus, color, consistency (formed, watery)

• Comfort: Presence of abdominal colicky pain, cramping

• Nutrition and fluid balance: Response to fluid and electrolyte replacement, intake and output, signs of dehydration, tolerance of fluids and food

• Complications: Increased abdominal discomfort or bleeding, uncorrected dehydration, skin breakdown

• Prevention: Understanding of measures to prevent transmission of infections

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