Advances in ileostomy care
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Advances in ileostomy care

Mave Salter , Clinical Nurse Specialist Community Liaison, The Royal Marsden NHS Trust, Sutton

This article describes the major developments which have changed the options available to patients with advanced bowel disease. It relates to UKCC professional development categories: Care enhancement and Practice development

Aim and intended learning outcomes

The aim of this article is to educate nurses on advances in ileostomy care being made with the development of procedures such as the ileo-anal reservoir (perineal pouch) and the Kock continent ileostomy. Reference is also made to the neo-anal sphincter.

Nursing Standard. 9, 49, 33-39. doi: 10.7748/ns.9.49.33.s31

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