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Linda Berti - Hearn, MSN, RN, CWOCN, is Wound Ostomy Nurse, Virtua HealthHome Health Division, Mt. Laurel, New Jersey. Brenda Elliott, PhD, RN, CNE, Assistant Professor, Wilson College, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. Address for correspondence: Linda Berti - Hearn, MSN, CWOCN, Virtua HealthHome Health Division, Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054. For additional continuing education activities on home healthcare topics, go to nursingcenter. Com / ce. Gastrointestinal Tract Is Comprised Of Several Segments: Stomach, Small Intestine, Large Intestine, Rectum, And Anus. It is complex system with many functions, but main function is to ensure food is available in form that allows cells to use it. It consists of four layers: mucosa, submucosa, muscle, and peritoneum. Mucosa consists of epithelial cells and secretory glands that aid absorption and secretion. Submucosa is thick layer of connective tissue that joins mucosa to muscle layer. It also contains blood vessels, and glands. Muscle Layer Is Comprised Of Two Smooth Muscle Layers, Circular Inner Sheet And Longitudinal Outer Sheet. It is by autonomic nervous system and is responsible for peristalsis. Lastly, peritoneum is layer of connective tissue that covers most of gastrointestinal tract in abdomen. Large intestine is approximately four to five in length and is wider in diameter than small intestine. It connects end of ileum to anal canal. Large intestine consists of several distinct segments: cecum, ascending colon, transverse colon, descending sigmoid rectum, and anal canal. Its functions include sodium and water absorption, secretion mucous to lubricate and aid in defecation, and storage of feces until defecation. Fecal matter is 75 percentage water and 25 solid waste. Average Person Defecates Five To Seven Times Week. Those who eat diet rich in fiber will produce more stool in quicker transit time. Colostomy is surgically create opening in abdomen where portion of colon is brought through to allow feces / stool to pass. Colostomy can be temporary or permanent depending on reason for its creation. Temporary colostomy will allow affected bowels chance to rest and heal. Once bowel has heal, colostomy will be reverse. Temporary stoma usually remain in for 3 to 6 months. Permanent colostomy is required when disease affects lower end of intestine and / or rectum, or patient has significant comorbities that would place them at higher risk if they had reversal surgery. Most Common Colostomies Are Sigmoid Colostomy Located In Lower Left Quadrant, Transverse Colostomy That Is Located In Upper Right And Leave Quadrants Near Midline, And Ascending Colostomy Located On Right Side Of Abdomen.

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What Is a Colostomy?

Colon, which is first 4 feet or 5 feet of large intestine, is part of body's digestive system. It has job of absorbing water from waste materials and returning it to body. It also any remaining nutrients. Solid waste material is then passed through colon to rectum. From there, it is eliminated from body through anus. When colon, rectum, or anus is unable to function normally because of disease or injury, or needs to rest from normal function, body must have another way to eliminate waste. Colostomy is opening - call stoma - that connects colon to surface of abdomen. This provides new path for waste materials and gas to leave body. Colostomy can be or temporary.

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If you choose to irrigate

Irrigation is system of bowel management for Colostomy in which you wash your bowels to encourage bowel movement. Over time, your will adopt this regular habit, and you should not produce waste in between irrigation sessions. Some people have been known to go up to hours without output after regular irrigation. Norm is between and 48 hours. This can leave those with Colostomy feeling and more in control of their stoma. You may choose this option to allow for smaller Colostomy bag or cap instead of standard bag.

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