Open Loop Ileostomy
The Open Loop Ileostomy course will teach you:
- To create an open loop ileostomy for diversion of faecal flow through the abdominal wall to the outside in a controlled and hygienically manageable manner.
Special attention is paid to the following hazards you may encounter during the Open Loop Ileostomy:
- Inferior epigastric vessels injury
- Width of enterostomy aperture
With the following tips you might perform the Open Loop Ileostomy even better:
- Bowel orientation
- Skin cylinder removal
- Aperture creation after midline incision
- Ileum support
After studying the Open Loop Ileostomy course you are familiar with the most common complications:
- Retraction of the stoma
- Prolapse of the stoma
- High output ileostomy
- Parastomal herniation
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Step by step
Terminal ileum mobilization
Identify the terminal ileum. This can be done by first identifying the cecum and then determining the point 15 – 20 cm proximal to the terminal ileum end.
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