The Clinical Takeaway: Managing the person with a stoma

Description

In this episode:

 

– Caring for a patient with a stoma is challenging on many levels
– Issues such as output and content from the stoma, skin care, screening for a UTIs
– Know when to refer for emergency care
– Psychosocial issues of living, working and playing with a stoma
– Early referral to a stoma therapy nurse is not only a good idea, it is a “must”

 

 

 

Host: Dr David Lim, GP and Medical Educator

 

Total time: 34 mins

 

Guest: Julia Kittscha, Clinical Stomal Therapy Nurse Consultant

 

Recommended resources:

 
Find a Stomal Therapy Nurse
The following national website includes everything from: find a stoma nurse to educational pamphlets
Stoma Appliance Scheme and associated forms

 

 

 

 

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