Discharge planning for a patient with a new ostomy: best practice for clinicians.

  title={Discharge planning for a patient with a new ostomy: best practice for clinicians.},
  author={Anita C. Prinz and Janice C. Colwell and Heidi Huddleston Cross and Janet Mantel and Jacqueline Perkins and Cynthia A. Walker},
  journal={Journal of wound, ostomy, and continence nursing : official publication of The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society},
  volume={42 1},
  • A. Prinz, J. Colwell, +3 authors C. A. Walker
  • Published 2015
  • Medicine
  • Journal of wound, ostomy, and continence nursing : official publication of The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society
A comprehensive discharge plan for a patient with a new stoma is needed to ensure the individual receives the necessary ostomy education prior to discharge. The plan should include teaching basic skills and providing information about how to manage the ostomy (ie, emptying and changing the pouch, how to order supplies, available manufacturers, dietary/fluid guidelines, potential complications, medications, and managing gas and odor), assisting with transitions in care, and providing information… Expand
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