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Stoma care

The community nurse and stoma care

A stoma appliance has many different names: a ‘stoma bag’ or ‘stoma pouch’ are terms commonly used by patients. A stoma appliance is used to collect and contain the output from a stoma. Thus, there...

Stoma product selection: a guide for community nurses

A stoma is formed during surgery to bring a piece of bowel through an incision made in the abdominal wall. The bowel can be used to pass faeces if the passage of faeces needs to be altered, such as...

Stoma-related considerations in palliative patients

A stoma is formed to divert either urine or faeces out of the body. A common reason for stoma formation is colorectal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease (Burch and Black, 2017). The most common...

An overview of stoma-related complications and their management

Stoma is a Greek word for mouth or opening, and, for the purposes of this article, only output stomas will be considered, that is, the colostomy, ileostomy and urostomy (Burch and Black, 2017). A...

Overview of stoma care for community nurses

A colostomy is needed to treat conditions such as bowel cancer, Crohn's disease, diverticulitis; anal, vaginal or cervical cancer; bowel incontinence; and/or Hirschsprung's disease (NHS, 2017)....

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