Colostomy Care Instructed patient caregiver check the stoma and skin around the stoma to make sure there are no problems.
Colostomy care Instructed patient caregiver If there are no problems, wipe around the stoma with the skin wipes. If the skin is a little wet, sprinkle some stoma powder on the wet area. Let the area air dry for a few minutes.
Ostomy care Rinse the soap off the skin around your stoma very well because the residue may keep your skin barrier from sticking and may also cause skin irritation.
Ostomy care It is not necessary to use soap to clean around your stoma. But if you prefer to use soap, use a very mild soap. Avoid using soaps and cleansers with oils, per - fumes, or deodorants since these can sometimes cause skin problems or keep your skin barrier from sticking.
Tracheostomy care Instructed patient caregiver It is important to routinely clean the skin around the opening of the tracheostomy (stoma). This will help prevent skin irritation and the build-up of secretions.
SN instructed patient about Jackson Pratt care. The JP drain removes fluids by creating suction in the tube. The bulb is squeezed flat and connected to the tube that sticks out of your body. The bulb expands as it fills with fluid. SN instructed patient use soap and water or saline ( saltwater ) solution to clean your JP drain site. Dip a cotton swab or gauze pad in the solution and gently clean your skin.
Instructed caregiver when should I call healthcare provider? Contact your healthcare provider or physician immediately:.If you have difficulty breathing and it is not relieved by your usual method of clearing secretions. When secretions become thick, if crusting occurs or mucus plugs are present, Your physician may recommend increasing your fluids or using cool mist humidification,If you have any other problems or concerns.
Instructed patient when skin redness where the tape or dressing was the nurse may need to change the dressing size or the type of tape or dressing used. Call home care nurse.
Eat smaller, more frequent meals. This may ensure a better mix with available bile. Include small amounts of lean protein, such as poultry, fish and nonfat dairy, at every meal, along with vegetables, fruit and whole grains.
Instructed patient gradually increase the fiber in your diet. This can help normalize bowel movements by reducing incidents of diarrhea or constipation. However, it can also make gas and cramping worse. The best approach is to slowly increase the amount of fiber in your diet over a period of weeks.