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Stoma care

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...

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...

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...

Experiences of wearing support garments by people living with a urostomy

A cross-sectional survey was conducted between 26 April and 16 May 2018. The data collection method was a questionnaire that requested information about the use of support garments, defined in the...

Clinical governance for ostomates at risk of peristomal skin complications

‘Many patients will have to deal with problematic skin at some point, it should not be considered the acceptable norm as it can have profound impact on an individual's optimal physical, psychological...

Moisture-associated skin damage: use of a skin protectant containing manuka honey

Moisture-associated skin damage is a common problem in healthcare settings, where the skin is exposed to moisture for a prolonged period of time. This describes any damage to the skin due to moisture...

Considerations for the management of enterocutaneous fistula

ECF can result in intestinal failure (IF), which is often fatal if not managed properly (Adaba et al, 2017). This is when the gut function is reduced so far it falls below the minimum necessary for...

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