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Colostomy Care Services

Colostomy Care Services

Colostomy care is an essential aspect of supporting individuals who have undergone colostomy surgery. While we are at Delhi Home Healthcare Services provides physical care, We certainly provide you with information on colostomy care at home with qualified experienced based staff.

Colostomy care at home typically involves the following aspects:

1. Stoma Care: The stoma is the surgically created opening on the abdomen through which waste material passes. It is essential to keep the stoma clean to prevent infection. Nurses of Delhi Home Healthcare do it perfectly. Here are the basic steps for stoma care:

  • Wash your hands thoroughly before and after the procedure.
  • Gently clean the skin around the stoma with warm water and a mild soap or specialized stoma cleanser. Avoid using harsh soaps, alcohol, or any products containing oil.
  • Pat the area dry with a soft towel.
  • Our healthcare professional, apply a stoma powder or barrier cream to protect the skin around the stoma.

2. Changing the Ostomy Bag: The ostomy bag, also known as a pouch or appliance, collects waste material from the stoma. It is important to change the bag regularly to maintain hygiene. Delhi Home Healthcare Nursing Staff will change it.

  • Our Nursing Staff gathers all the necessary supplies, including a new pouch, a barrier ring or paste (if needed), adhesive remover, and disposable bags for waste disposal.
  • Carefully remove the existing pouch by gently peeling it off the skin.
  • Clean the peristomal area with warm water and a mild soap or stoma cleanser, and pat it dry.
  • Apply a barrier ring or paste around the stoma if there are any creases, uneven areas, or leakage.
  • Attach the new pouch to the barrier ring or paste, ensuring a secure fit.
  • Dispose of the used pouch and any waste material in a disposable bag, and seal it properly.

3. Diet and Hydration: Maintaining a healthy diet and staying hydrated is crucial for colostomy care. Delhi Home Healthcare Nursing Staff Follow any dietary recommendations provided by the Dietitian, which may include avoiding certain foods that can cause blockages or increase gas production. It is important to drink enough fluids to prevent dehydration.

4. Skin Care: The skin around the stoma can sometimes become irritated or develop rashes. Delhi Home Healthcare staff prevent such issues, by considering and following these steps:

  • Avoid using harsh soaps, alcohol-based products, or products containing oil near the stoma area.
  • Clean the skin gently and pat it dry.
  • If necessary, Our Staff use a skin barrier product recommended by Doctors.

5. Regular Check-ups: It's important to schedule regular check-ups with your healthcare professional to monitor your colostomy and ensure its proper functioning. They can provide guidance, address any concerns, and make any necessary adjustments to your colostomy care routine.

6. it's beneficial to hire a Qualified Staff by Delhi Home Healthcare for colostomy care at home, for personalized guidance and support. Delhi Home Healthcare Staff can provide specific instructions based on your individual needs and help you adapt to life with a colostomy.

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