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Changing an Ostomy Pouch: Pre-Procedure (Nursing)

by Samantha Rhea

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    00:04 Now, let's talk about changing the appliance, we talked about making sure we check that stoma, we give good skin care.

    00:12 We talked about how we maintain it.

    00:15 Now we need to talk about, hey, what if there's a leak or if we just need to change out the bag? So let's take a look at what we're going to need: our pouching system.

    00:24 Now, this is going to vary.

    00:26 It could be maybe a one-piece, for example, or a two-piece.

    00:29 Each client's going to use something different.

    00:32 Also, they may have different needs.

    00:34 So make sure you get familiar with their system first.

    00:37 You may need gauze or a washcloth or something like that to remove any excess or feces. Also, your stoma-measuring guide.

    00:45 So this is usually going to come with your packaging system.

    00:48 Also, you may or may not need stoma paste to just kind of help adhere the wafer or part of the pouching system to the patient.

    00:56 Now, before we get started, don't forget to perform your hand hygiene and make sure you provide privacy.

    01:02 Now, this is really important here to explain the procedure to the patient and before we start working, raise that bed to an appropriate height level.

    01:12 And again, we want to assist the patient to the correct positioning.

    01:15 So if we're getting to their abdomen, sometimes all the way 90 degrees really isn't very helpful. We really need to be able to reach the patient's abdomen.

    01:23 So maybe tilt them back just a bit.

    01:26 We want to perform hand hygiene again.

    01:29 Put on your gloves. Now with gloves, this is a great time to take that and remove that old ostomy or soiled ostomy.


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    The lecture Changing an Ostomy Pouch: Pre-Procedure (Nursing) by Samantha Rhea is from the course Ostomy Pouching Systems (Nursing).


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    1. Pouching system
    2. Gauze or wipes
    3. Stoma-measuring guide
    4. Surgical tape
    5. Iodine soap

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     Samantha Rhea

    Samantha Rhea


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