Care of patients with stomas: the pouch change procedure
Julie Rust Clinical nurse specialist in stoma care, University Hospital of North Staffordshire NHS Trust, Stoke-on-Trent
This article discusses basic stoma care in relation to management of the pouch change procedure in a ward-based setting immediately following planned stoma-forming surgery. The article highlights psychological and practical preparation of the patient. It describes the equipment that is needed to change a pouch and examines the rationale and evidence base for the procedure.
Nursing Standard. 22, 6, 43-47. doi: 10.7748/ns2007.10.22.6.43.c4642Correspondence
This article has been subject to double blind peer review