While I was accompanying a senior student on her morning assessment rounds, I heard her questioning an elderly gentleman about his bowel movements.
“Did you have a bowel movement yesterday?”
“Yes, ma’m, I did,” he replied.
“And was it good for you?” she went on.
He did not miss a beat. “Why, yes, it was.”
Not how I learned to assess bowel movements, but I gave her points for creativity!
Fran Janowich, RN, MSN