Proctoclysis: emergency rectal fluid infusion
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Proctoclysis: emergency rectal fluid infusion

Vincent Tremayne Nurse adviser, NHS Direct, Southampton, King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, Falkland Islands

This article describes the use and effectiveness of proctoclysis (rectal fluid infusion) in providing fluid resuscitation in the absence of intravenous access in rural and remote environments.

Nursing Standard. 24, 3, 46-48. doi: 10.7748/ns2009.09.24.3.46.c7271

Correspondence

vincent.tremayne@nhsdirect.nhs.uk

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This article has been subject to double blind peer review

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