Gastrointestinal Question #20


The nurse is preparing for discharge instructions for a client who had an ileal conduit diversion. Which of the discharge instructions is important for the client following ileal conduit diversion surgery?


  1. Avoid odor producing-foods such as fish, eggs, cheese, and onions.
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  2. Restrict fluids to less than 800 mL per day.
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  3. Eat vegetables to maintain alkaline urine.
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  4. Keep daily activities to a minimum.
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Odor-producing foods can emanate from the stoma and bag that may affect lifestyle and social life. Fluids should be increased to allow for prevention of infection, calculi, and to maintain kidney filtering. Urine needs to remain more acid in order to prevent urinary infections and activity needs to be regular and often, not restricted or minimal since sedentary lifestyle may cause further urinary stasis, which may lead to infections.

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