Colostomy

Care, advice, education and training for relatives and patients with ostomies.

Surgically created opening in the abdomen through which a small portion of the colon is brought to the surface.

This opening is called a stoma, it allows feces to pass directly out of the body avoiding the injured area of ​​the colon. Sometimes that section of the colon can be removed. The stool passes through the stoma and is discarded inside a bag or receiving object, due to the patient’s lack of voluntary control over bowel movements.

The location of the colostomy within the colon will depend on the type of surgery the patient has had.

Evaluation:

Identification of the cause of the wound is important to determine the treatment that best suits the individual needs of each patient.

Assessment and management of patients with any type of stoma: Colostomy, ileostomy, urostomy, ileal conduit, ureterostomy, vesicostomy.

Home visits for assessment and management of patients with fistulas, drains and tubes.

Visits to homes for the elderly (nursing homes).

Treatment:

1. Physical preparation of the patient before the operation: Marking, psychological training of the patient.

2. Preventive treatment of skin and stoma complications such as: chemical dermatitis, allergic dermatitis, mucocutaneous separation, mechanical trauma, mucocutaneous transplant, candida infection, folliculitis, necrosis, hernia, prolapse, retraction and stenosis.

3. Education on the management of diet and fluid consumption, self-care, medication administration, and the correct handling of products and accessories, advice on daily life.

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