Ostomy - Patient Teaching Guide Topic List


This is a teaching and learning guide for the nurse caring for patients and their families following ostomy surgery.

This guide is made up of the following pages:

  1. Appliance Change
  2. The Stoma
  3. Protection of Peristomal Skin and the Stoma
  4. Resumption of Activities
  5. Clothing
  6. Personal Hygiene
  7. Odour Control
  8. Managing Flatus
  9. Constipation
  10. High Ileostomy Output
  11. Food Blockage (Ileostomy)
  12. Dehydration and Electrolyte Imbalance (Ileostomy)
  13. Dietary Modifications
  14. Medication Considerations
  15. Travelling Tips
  16. Sexuality/Intimacy
  17. Resources and Supplies