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Troubleshooting stomas in the community


For the person with a stoma such as a colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy, the invasive nature of the procedure means that there can be complications such as poor stomal output, sore skin around the stoma or malodorous urine. An assessment
is necessary to establish the cause of the problem, as this will provide information needed to choose the appropriate treatment. This article will discuss a variety of complications that can occur for the person with a stoma, as well as discussing the presentation, assessment, treatment options and how community nurses can ensure that any treatment continues to be effective into the future.

Sponsored by: Journal of Community Nursing
Topics: Skin Care
Length: 90 minutes
Status: Unit started

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