Fluid and electrolyte imbalance
Malabsorption of fat
“I will need to drain the pouch regularly with a catheter.”
“I will need to wear a drainage bag for the rest of my life.”
“The drainage from this type of ostomy will be formed.”
“I will be able to pass stool from my rectum eventually.”
Notify the physician
Call and ask the operating room team to perform the surgery as soon as possible
Reposition the client and apply a heating pad on a warm setting to the client’s abdomen.
Severe and unrelenting. located in the epigastric area and radiating to the back.
Severe and unrelenting. located in the left lower quadrant and radiating to the groin.
Burning and aching. located in the epigastric area and radiating to the umbilicus.
Burning and aching. located in the left lower quadrant and radiating to the hip.
Lying supine with the legs straight
Massaging the abdomen
Using antispasmodic medication
Using relaxation techniques
30 minutes before meals
On an empty stomach
The stoma is slightly edematous
The stoma is dark red to purple
The stoma oozes a small amount of blood
The stoma does not expel stool
Assessing the client’s bowel sounds
Providing skin care following bowel movements
Evaluating the client’s response to antidiarrheal medications
Maintaining intake and output records
Obtaining the client’s weight.