You may need to check your weight daily or weekly. Keep a record of your weights and bring it to your follow-up visits. Your healthcare provider may need to change your feedings if your weight changes too quickly.
Instructed patient you may need to keep track of how much formula and other liquids you have each day. You may also need to keep track of how much you urinate and how many times you have a bowel movement each day. Bring this record to your follow-up visits.
Instructed patient to check for redness and swelling in the area where the tube goes into your body. Check for fluid draining from your stoma (the hole where the tube was put in).
Instructed patient keep the skin around your PEG tube dry. This will help prevent skin irritation and infection.
SN Instructed to the urostomy care: How to change the Urostomy bag: Prepare the new bag. Gather everything you need in the bathroom: plastic bags, toilet paper, paper towels or a soft washcloth, a clean cloth wipe, an additional skin barrier in the form of a paper towel (if desired) and a new bag.If the bag you use does not come with a skin barrier already made, take the measurements and now form the opening with scissors. Slowly remove the skin barrier lining. Put aside the skin barrier. Empty the used bag before removing it. To empty the bag, sit on the toilet or stand in front of it: Remove the used bag. To remove the used bag, sit on the toilet or stand in front of it. Carefully separate the skin from the skin barrier with one hand. To do this, start at the top edge of the skin barrier. With the other hand, slowly release the skin barrier from top to bottom. Seal the used bag tightly inside a plastic bag and dispose of it in the trash: Clean the area around the stoma. Use toilet paper to clean urine and mucus in the stoma or the skin around it. Clean the skin with warm water and a soft cloth wipe or a paper towel. Clean up to the stoma border. You can also do this while showering. Dry the skin without rubbing, using a clean towel; and Place the new bag. Use a folded paper towel or a piece of gauze to keep the stoma dry while placing the new pouch. Once you have changed the bag, wash your hands.
Instructed patient to cleanse feet daily, dry thoroughly especially in between toes. Examine feet daily for bruises/sores/blisters, if any noted, notify MD asap. (use a mirror if needed to visualize) Wear proper fitting shoes and wear slippers/shoes at all times, and exercise feet daily. Demonstrated feet exercises, verbalized understanding.
Ostomy care Instructed patient If you are using paste, it may be easier to remove the paste before you wet the area. Some people may use adhesive remover. Do not worry if a little bit of paste is left on your skin.
Ostomy care Instructed patient Always dry your skin well before putting on your new pouching system.
Ostomy care instructed patient unless recommended, do not apply powders or creams to the skin around your stoma because they can keep your skin barrier from sticking.
Colostomy care Instructed patient caregiver put your soiled pouching system into a plastic bag and throw it away in your household garbage. It is recommended to empty your pouch into the toilet first.