Head of Gastrointestinal Nurse Education, St Mark's Hospital
Convexity in stoma care: developing a new ASCN UK guideline on the appropriate use of convex products
The correct choice of pouch is essential and should be based on the type of stoma (colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy) created. A stoma appliance, also known as a bag or pouch, is generally made up of a...
The effect of COVID-19 on healthcare provision has been unprecedented. Elective surgery was cancelled in many hospitals due to lack of staff and beds (Fowler et al, 2020). Earlier this year even...
The function of the gastrointestinal tract is to ingest and digest food and fluids, absorb nutrients and eliminate any waste products (Tortora and Derrickson, 2014). Ingestion generally occurs via the...
Review of normal gastrointestinal tract, ulcerative colitis, proctitis and rectal medication adherence
Many parts of the GI tract can be problematic in disease. An ulcerated mouth can make ingestion painful and this may result in anorexia or weight loss. A diseased small bowel might result in a reduced...
Helping patients live well with a stoma for inflammatory bowel disease: directions for future research
Early assessment of need and access to appropriate interventions following stoma surgery may facilitate a smoother transition with less disruption across many areas of patients' lives, thereby...
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