CE: Caring for Patients After Ileostomy Surgery.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-1-2023

Publication Title

The American journal of nursing

Abstract

After ileostomy surgery, patients require nutrition and hydration modifications to maintain electrolyte balances and prevent postoperative complications. In addition to becoming dehydrated, patients who have ileostomies can develop obstructions if care isn't taken to avoid certain kinds of foods. Moreover, changes to medications may be needed to manage ileostomy output or account for altered absorption. This article provides information on postoperative hydration, medication, and nutritional management to nurses caring for patients after ileostomy surgery.

Volume

123

Issue

2

First Page

36

Last Page

41

DOI

10.1097/01.NAJ.0000918676.20331.3f

ISSN

1538-7488

PubMed ID

36625529

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