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A 26-year-old female patient with pre-existing Crohn's disease and a double-barrelled ileostomy in the right lower abdomen had, for 2 weeks, been experiencing increasing stoma leakage and pain when cl...
Patients with an intestinal stoma experience psychological difficulties, including disturbances in self-efficacy and self-esteem. There is evidence that they are interdependent. This study aimed to de...
Several diseases and operations may necessitate the need for the formation of a stoma. Patients who are affected may be concerned about the effect of the stoma on their ability to carry out activities...
Moisture-associated skin damage from stoma effluent is the most common cause of peristomal skin problems. It is important to identify the causes for any treatment to be effective. A comprehensive asse...
There are many stoma complications that can impact an ostomate’s quality of life, particularly those affecting the surrounding skin, which is essential for maintaining appliance integrity to prevent l...
This webinar explores how to stay on top of evidence on peristomal skin care, be aware of its limitations and collaborate in research where possible. It also touches on why nurses should seek standardised postgraduate qualification in stoma care, regular educational updates for professional development and formal recognition of the clinical nurse specialist role.
This webinar discusses how stoma care nurses can teach ostomates the correct way to clean their skin, form a seal and use any prescribed products to avoid or resolve complications. It also details when to encourage ostomates with persistent skin problems to try different appliances to find the most appropriate pouching system, only prescribing stoma accessories when optimal appliance choice and technique are insufficient to maintain or restore peristomal skin health.
This webinar covers why stoma care nurses should expect peristomal skin to remain intact and look like the skin on the rest of the ostomate’s abdomen. This leads into the importance of educating ostomates from the earliest opportunity about preventing peristomal skin complications, as well as intervening as soon as a complication occurs. This is supported by documentation of peristomal skin using clear, consistent and specific terminology, aided by photography where appropriate.
This webinar discusses how to ensure that assessments are holistic and comprehensive and include full patient history and review of medicines and topical products. It explores why stoma care nurses should classify and treat peristomal skin complications according to their primary cause(s), as well as base peristomal skin care on a strong therapeutic relationship, the ostomate’s individual needs and their experience of living with a complication.
This virtual skin health event tackles fundamental issues in maintaining skin health faced by all nurses that care for people with a stoma.
An expert health skin panel of speakers will cover key topics in skin care, from prevalence of peristomal skin complication, to assessment and psychological effects on stoma patients and much more, followed by Q&As at the end of the sessions.
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