November 26, 2012

Nursing Tip of the Day! - Medical Surgical Nursing

Category: Medical Surgical Nursing 
After surgery there is a delay in return to normal bowel function. Generally there is gastric stasis for < 24 hours, small bowel ileum for 2-3 days and a colonic ileum for 4-5 days. Usually, patients have oral intake withheld until passage of flatus.