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Stoma Care

The Ostomy Skin Tool 2.0: a new instrument for assessing peristomal skin changes

The PRO and image analysis data were combined in a DT score to enable an overall assessment of the peristomal skin for each participant. The score on a scale of 0-3 was defined by the external...

Challenges faced by people with a stoma: peristomal body profile risk factors and leakage

The Ostomy Life Study 2019 has provided information about the daily lives and concerns of new and experienced individuals living with a stoma. Detection of stoma output under the baseplate and leakage...

Adaptation of a stoma care pathway and use of telephone clinics during the pandemic: patient experience survey

CUH is one of the largest Trusts in the country, with a capacity of over 1000 acute beds across its sites (Addenbrooke's Hospital and The Rosie Hospital). In terms of stoma care, it is a specialist...

The frequency of early stomal, peristomal and skin complications

The aim of this study was to analyse the onset of stomal, peristomal and skin complications one month (30 days) after ostomy creation (early complications)..

Implementing digital technology during the pandemic: impact on stoma nursing services at a tertiary referral centre

The pandemic has required nurses to implement digital technologies and, at the same time, demonstrated its many benefits to modern health care, as future nurses would be expected to adapt to a...

Quality of life of ostomates at a teaching and referral hospital in Kenya

This was a descriptive study that employed an interviewer administered-questionnaire to gather information on QoL issues, including nutrition, psychosocial aspects and issues around sexuality. The...

Implementation of a patient progress diary for stoma patients living with dementia

The management of the holistic needs of a patient with a stoma and dementia were identified as requiring an individualised and person-centred approach, due to the fact that dementia is a complex...

Perception of leakage: data from the Ostomy Life Study 2019

The Ostomy Life Study 2019 consisted of a pair of retrospective, self-reported surveys, conducted among people living with a stoma and stoma care nurses (Fellows et al, 2021)..

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...

Multinational survey on living with an ostomy: prevalence and impact of peristomal skin complications

To date, this Ostomy Life Study 2019 is the largest global survey performed on this topic. The results presented here underline the high prevalence of PSCs and the associated challenges present within...

Focusing on achievements

“The flexibility of specialist nurses, who adapted to the ongoing situation … deserves high praise and recognition” .

Actinomycosis: a case report of two patients treated for the condition who required stoma formation

The bacteria are found in multiple locations within and on the body. They have been found inhabiting the nose, mouth, throat, oropharynx, oesophagus, stomach and intestine. Other places they can...

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