What are nursing interventions for a person with an ileostomy?

What are nursing interventions for a person with an ileostomy?

Stoma Care

  • Wash your skin with warm water and dry it well before you attach the pouch.
  • Avoid skin care products that contain alcohol. These can make your skin too dry.
  • Do not use products that contain oil on the skin around your stoma.
  • Use fewer, special skin care products to make skin problems less likely.

What are three 3 Considerations The nurse would make in the care of a new ostomy?

Caring for a Colostomy

  • Use the right size pouch and skin barrier opening.
  • Change the pouching system regularly to avoid leaks and skin irritation.
  • Be careful when pulling the pouching system away from the skin and don’t remove it more than once a day unless there’s a problem.
  • Clean the skin around the stoma with water.

How do you assess an ileostomy?


  1. Gently feel around the stoma site for any tenderness.
  2. Ask the patient to cough and feel for a cough impulse for any obvious parastomal hernia.
  3. Gently digitate the stoma to assess for any stenosis and check patency.

What is Nanda used for?

NANDA International, originally known as the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, was founded in 1982. The purpose of NANDA is to develop standardized terminology so nurses can have a common language to communicate the needs of their patients and more easily understand what needs to be done for patients.

What are the more common complications of an ileostomy?

Some of the main problems that can occur after an ileostomy or ileo-anal pouch procedure are described below.

  • Obstruction. Sometimes the ileostomy does not function for short periods of time after surgery.
  • Dehydration.
  • Rectal discharge.
  • Vitamin B12 deficiency.
  • Stoma problems.
  • Phantom rectum.
  • Pouchitis.

Why is Nanda important in nursing?

NANDA diagnoses help strengthen a nurse’s awareness, professional role, and professional abilities. Provide the world’s leading evidence-based nursing diagnoses for use in practice and to determine interventions and outcomes.

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