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Care of patients with peristomal skin complications.

Authors
  • Burch, Jennie
Type
Published Article
Journal
Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987)
Publication Date
May 20, 2014
Volume
28
Issue
37
Pages
51–57
Identifiers
DOI: 10.7748/ns.28.37.51.e8317
PMID: 24823592
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Stoma formation is common and may be necessary in the management of certain diseases and as a result of surgery to the gastrointestinal tract or urinary tract. Because stomas provide an alternative route for the excretion of faeces and urine, they can have a significant effect on the individual's physical, psychological and social functioning. Stomas require careful management and patients need to be taught how to self-care for the stoma and how to recognise common complications. This article focuses on the signs, symptoms and management of peristomal skin complications.

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