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High-output stomas: challenges with a large laparostomy wound.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
British journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing)
Publication Date
Volume
21
Issue
6
Identifiers
PMID: 22584892
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This article explores the management of patients with high-output stomas fashioned under acute surgical conditions where management may be difficult owing to the presence of a large laparostomy wound. Available products that meet the technical demands required to manage these patients, achieve optimal wound healing, manage high-output stoma and encourage patient independence are considered. A number of strategies to meet the physical and nutritional requirements of these patients are discussed along with the importance of the multidisciplinary team working together to provide holistic care.

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