The pre- and postoperative nursing care for patients with a stoma.

@article{Burch2005ThePA,
  title={The pre- and postoperative nursing care for patients with a stoma.},
  author={Jennie L. Burch},
  journal={British journal of nursing},
  year={2005},
  volume={14 6},
  pages={310-8}
}
This article revisits the various issues that surround the nurse caring for a patient with a stoma (colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy). Understanding the basic anatomy, reasons for stoma formation and the surgical operations, including variations such as continent stomas, can assist the nurse in caring for this patient group. The article discusses briefly the various stoma appliances that can be used by the nurse or ostomate (person with a stoma). Practical tips on pre- and postoperative nursing… CONTINUE READING