Before a patient has a colonoscopy, they need to clean out their colon. Many doctors accomplish this by prescribing the drug Go-Lytely. I can’t think of a more inappropriate name for a drug- this medicine causes severe diarrhea, and patients end up sitting on the toilet for hours. It is not a pleasant experience for the patient or the nurse. Danielle’s patient was on Go-Lytely, and had spent a large portion of her day in the bathroom. She had not been allowed to eat for over 24 hours, and was understandably crabby. After she returned to bed from the restroom, Danielle was doing her assessment on the woman. She was reading off all the questions and didn’t stop to think before asking, "When was your last bowel movement?" The woman glared at her and shouted, "When do you !#@%#@! think?!!?" Oops!!