Instructed patient assess bowel sounds in all 4 quadrants, assess effluent from ostomy. Empty pouch when 1/3-1/2 full, assess abdomen, report any abnormal findings immediately.
Ostomy care Instructed patient you may shower or bathe with your pouch on or off. Remember that your stoma may function during this time.
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.
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.