Colostomy Care

  1. Definition of "colostomy."



  1. Basic anatomy and physiology of the large intestine.



  1. Type of colostomy performed and the expected formation of stool.



  1. How to change a pouching system.



  1. Procedure to manage skin irritation.



  1. Foods that may affect bowels. (Foods may affect each person differently, so foods should be tried gradually to determine tolerance.)



  1. Support groups and assistance available.