Regular monitoring with stool chart prevents constipation, urinary retention and delirium in elderly patients: an audit leading to clinical effectiveness, efficiency and patient centredness

Tun Zan Maung, Kanwaljit Singh
2019 Future healthcare journal  
After the intervention, we could see an improvement with compliance of 91% in documentation, 93% in eligible documentation and 91% in medical review. No patient had urinary retention and delirium due to constipation. Conclusion Although we could see an improvement in documentation, we still need to continue educating nursing staff and junior doctors to get 100% compliance of stool chart monitoring. We are also planning to repeat the audit in regular cycles in the future. ■ Conflict of interest statement None declared.
doi:10.7861/futurehealth.6-2-s3 fatcat:svgy6tycgzbfjkzy4iwdwtiy2i