Care of patients with stomas: the pouch change procedure
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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.c4642

Correspondence

julie.rust@uhns.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review