Ostomy Patient Teaching

by Cathy Parkes September 15, 2020

Nursing Tips - Ostomy Patient Teaching

Ostomy patient teaching:
  • Cut opening in skin barrier ≤ 1/8" bigger than the measured stoma size to prevent skin damage from contact with ostomy output.
  • Assess stoma regularly - should be pink/moist. Pale/blue stoma indicates ischemia.

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