Can You Help?
One of our new home health care patients has a 2- to 3-year-old ostomy. The patient is in her late 70s and has been independent with her ostomy care. She was referred to home health care because she developed a bright red blood blister on the stoma located at 1:00. It bleeds when she cleans the stoma or touches it. Our RN case manager is using zinc powder on the area. The peristomal skin is fine. Can anyone provide direction as to how to treat this?