December 9, 2021
When a patient has a high output enterostomy (HOPE) or enteroatmospheric fistula(EAF), it is vital the position of the proximal outlet is known. All of the intestine distal to the HOPE/EAF is defunctioned and will no longer be able to absorb the nutrients shown in the figure below. The sooner that the chyme is able to be reintroduced to this defunctioned intestine using The Insides System™, the sooner a more normal intestinal absorption profile can be achieved.
CNS Stomal Therapist
PG Dip. Stomal Therapy, MNurs (Hons)