Promotion and Evaluation of Normal Elimination Nursing Mnemonic



  • Promotion:
  • P-Position
  • O-Output
  • O-Offer Fluids
  • P-Privacy
  • E-Exercise
  • R-Report Results
  • Evaluation:
  • S-Size (Amount)
  • C-Consistency
  • O-Occult Blood
  • O-Odor
  • P-Peristalsis


Use the mnemonic POOPER to remember things that will promote normal bowel function, and SCOOP to remember what to evaluate about a patient’s bowel movement.

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