Specific Health Issues: Colostomy -- SHNIC School Nurses Information

  • Reason for colostomy.
  • Bowel habits of the student's colostomy, including color, consistency and whether or not irrigations are performed at home.
  • Size of stoma.
  • How often is the bag changed?
  • Any dietary limitations.
  • What does the skin look like around the stoma?
  • Do you have all equipment necessary to change a bag?
  • Do you know the steps required to change the bag?
  • Do you have orders of what to do if there is a complication of the stoma?
  • Have you assessed your student in what his or her role is when caring for the colostomy?

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