December 13, 2013

Nursing Tip of the Day! - Medical Surgical Nursing

Category: Medical Surgical Nursing 
Emollient laxatives are referred to as stool softeners (docusate salts) and lubricant laxatives (mineral oil). Fecal softeners work by lowering the surface tension of GI fluids, so that more water and fat are absorbed into the stool and the intestines.