Instructed patient the stoma is your bowel. It is protected by mucus so stool or urine won’t hurt it. A stoma rarely becomes infected. The most important thing is to protect the skin around your stoma. A correct fitting pouching system is the best way to prevent an infection of your skin. If there is a small leak under my skin barrier, is it okay to patch it with tape or paste: Always change your pouching system at the first signs of leakage.
Instructed patient If there is a small leak under my skin barrier, is it okay to patch it with tape or paste: Do not try to patch the pouching system with tape or paste. A leak under the skin barrier should not be fixed. Leaving a leaking pouch on can cause skin irritation. Always empty your pouch before it is half-full. Release gas before the pouch gets too full. If you have a lot of gas, you may want to consider using a pouch with a vent or filter.
SN instructed patient instructed patient caregiver how to do Ostomy Care, as follow: Preparing, Applying, and Removing an Ostomy System to make the process easier and more effective, here are several easy steps you and your patients can follow when applying and removing an ostomy system: Remove Use an Adhesive Remover Wipe, Clean Clean & Dry Clean peristomal skin with non-moisturizing or non-oily soap, rinse well with clean water and pat dry, Measure Measure Stoma Place the stoma measuring guide over the stoma, measuring the stoma at the base., Protect use an Adhesive Remover Wipe, Apply New Pouching System/Skin Barrier. Make sure to have a good seal around the stoma.
Instructed patient a really important part of planning patients for stomas is to ensure the site is appropriate. Poor siting leads to a stoma which the patient has difficulty in changing and cleaning. This leads to increased risk of skin, and other, complications.
Instructed patient / caregiver having a stoma is a major event and patients can become very anxious and depressed. Adequate counseling is vital and this may need to include mental health specialists.
SN instructed patient to eat foods at a regular time each day. Eating 4 to 6 smaller meals may help to promote a regular bowel pattern.
SN instructed patient to try eating the main dinner meal at noon and a smaller meal in the evening. This helps to reduce the stool output at night.
SN instructed patient to chew foods completely to help the digestive process. Especially avoid swallowing large pieces of leafy vegetables since they can block the stoma opening on the abdominal wall.
SN instructed patient to drink 2 to 3 quarts of water a day. This helps to keep the stool fluid, and it also prevents dehydration.
SN instructed patient to drink more water and fruit juices, up to six to eight glasses per day. Include fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet, as well as fibrous foods such as whole-grain breads and cereals to prevent constipation.