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After your ileostomy: Getting ready to leave the hospital and self-care at home  
Abstract:  This handout for ileostomy patients lists what you will need to know before you leave the hospital. It also covers self-care at home, including foods to eat and foods to avoid. Other sections cover when to call the doctor or ostomy nurse, fluid and salt balance, and avoiding bowel problems. Three pages of blank "Daily Intake and Output Charts" are included, for recording intake of liquid and output of stool and urine.
Author: Wound and Ostomy Care Service
Publisher/Date/Rev:  University of Washington Medical Center, 2013, December 1, 2015
UWMC Availability:  Wound and Ostomy Care Service
General Topics:  Surgery; Patient Care Procedures & Instructions
Specific Subject(s):  Self Care; Postoperative Care; Ileostomy; Food
Language(s):  English
Audience:  Caregiver; Patient
Format: Flyer
Reading Level: Unknown
Cost: Unknown
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Health Online Citation #4107

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