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Caring for colostomates. A practical guide for staff in nursing and residential homes and for home carers

Caring for colostomates. A practical guide for staff in nursing and residential homes and for home carers (March 2020)

This booklet is for anyone responsible for caring for someone with a stoma. It briefly describes what a stoma is and why people have stoma surgery, then covers the practical aspects of caring for someone with a stoma. This includes everything from ordering medical supplies and disposing of waste, to diet, changing a stoma bag and recognising some of the common problems, such as sore skin. It also considers the concerns that people with stomas have and how these can impact on their physical and mental wellbeing. 

Author(s)
Colostomy UK
Place of publication
Reading
Publisher
Date of publication
March 2020
Pages
20pp
Format
Booklet
Language
English
Flesch readability score
60.2
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