The association of stoma care nurses have supported ia to share an excellent resource to help you assess your stoma during lockdown when you may not have access to a stoma care nurse the guide includes everything you need to identify issues with your stoma such as bloating bleeding skin conditions or high output with advice to remedy it . Stoma care a self help guide endorsed by ascn uk the aim of this leaflet is to enable patients to solve a number of potential stoma care issues whilst there is limited stoma care support due to the covid 19 pandemic it contains general advice and is not intended. A practical guide for stoma a practical guide for stoma separation recessed mucocutaneous separation partial or circumferential stoma in a skin fold or a crease no treatment is required for superficial separation if there is a deep cavity filler paste seals or alginates may be used reassure the patient that this will heal in time stoma care practice. Encourage your patient to eat and drink regularly and explain that they should not aim to reduce the stoma function by restricting their diet 6skin integrity the stoma output and regular wafer changes could irritate the skin surrounding the stoma so taking a few measures to maintain the skins integrity can go a long way. Gently clean the skin around your stoma use mild soap and water do not use soaps that have oil or perfumes pat your skin dry use a pouch with the right size opening use a pouch that has an opening that is 1 8 of an inch larger than your stoma you may need to cut the opening to fit around your stoma
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