Thursday, July 25, 2024


Table of Contents


  1. A trolley containing the following:
    • New stoma pouch
    • Sterile gloves
    • Disposable gloves
    • Wipes or tissue
    • Measuring template
    • Gallipot with gauze swabs
    • Mackintosh and dressing towel
    • Towel
    • Bowl of tepid water
    • Barrier cream
    • Large receiver
    • Deodorizing tablet or liquid
    • Plastic bag
    • Scissors
    • Soap/mild detergent


  1. Establish rapport with patient (Refer to steps)
  2. Explain procedure to patient (Refer to steps)
  3. Provide privacy
  4. Prepare and send trolley to bedside
  5. Position the patient and turn down top sheet to expose stoma
  6. Protect site with mackintosh and dressing towel
  7. Preform hand hygiene and put on disposable gloves
  8. Gently remove soiled pouch and places in large receiver/plastic bag
  9. Remove disposable gloves and perform hand hygiene
  10. Put on sterile gloves
  11. Examine the stoma and note any abnormalities
  12. Clean the stoma with the wipes/tissue
  13. Wash area around the stoma with mild soap/detergent and tepid water
  14. Dry area gently with sterile swabs
  15. Cover the stoma with a swab while you prepare a new pouch
  16. Estimate stoma using the measuring template and cut the desired opening on the pouch
  17. Apply barrier cream
  18. Put few drops of the deodorizing liquid or tablets in the pouch if available
  19. Attach the one side of the edge of the pouch to the skin, rolling it up and over the stoma
  20. Press the edges of the pouch to secure it in position
  21. Remove gloves and perform hand hygiene
  22. Reposition patient
  23. Remove mackintosh and dressing towel
  24. Dispose off, decontaminate, clean and stores used items
  25. Document procedure and report findings to appropriate officer