Caring for the patient with an intestinal obstruction
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Caring for the patient with an intestinal obstruction

Elaine Hughes Senior lecturer, Pre-registration adult nursing, Faculty of Health, Edge Hill College, Liverpool

This article aims to increase your understanding of issues associated with intestinal obstruction, including the different causes of small bowel and large bowel obstruction, the treatments available and the best nursing management of patients with this condition.

Nursing Standard. 19, 47, 56-64. doi: 10.7748/ns2005.


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