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Stoma care: an update

The small intestine extends from the pyloric sphincter of the stomach to the ileocecal valve (Figure 1). It is 4–6 metres long and consists of three segments: the duodenum, the jejunum and the ileum..

Stoma care and diet in the community

There are three main types of output stoma: a colostomy, ileostomy and urostomy. While the exact number of people living with a stoma in the UK remains unclear, it is estimated to be about 1 in 350...

Stoma product selection: an update

A colostomy is formed from the colon and the output is flatus with formed faeces. The colostomy output needs to be collected in a closed appliance as it is thick in consistency and cannot be drained....

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...

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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