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Exploring individuals' perceptions of living with a stoma

In 2016 Salts Healthcare, in collaboration with independent researchers, initiated some qualitative and quantitative research exploring some of the practicalities stoma care patients face throughout...

The importance of skin cleansing in wound care

Evidence-based practice is a central tenet of the NHS and cost-effectiveness, value for money and quality assurance are key measures of this in practice (Department of Health, 2016). The number of...

Caring for patients with urinary incontinence-associated dermatitis

IAD has been described by Gray et al (2011) as ‘… irritant dermatitis that develops from chronic exposure to urine … attributable to multiple factors, including chemical irritants within the moisture...

Developing a digital wound care course for student nurses

Identifying the need for the wound care course defines a clear rationale for the proposed development in terms of time and use of resources. For the development team, consisting of a clinical nurse...

Rising to the challenges faced by people living with dementia and a stoma

Issues associated with stoma care are not limited to the individual (Black, 2011). The whole team, which will include family members and formal carers, requires education and support from specialist...

Educating patients in stoma care

Patients preparing for life with a stoma will often be anxious and need help to adjust to, and accept, its presence (Lim et al, 2015). A preoperative meeting is organised with the SCN to help prepare...

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