Nursing management of patients with severe ulcerative colitis
Mark Sephton Inflammatory bowel disease specialist nurse, Endoscopy Unit, University Hospital Aintree, Liverpool
Ulcerative colitis is a relapsing chronic disease that has an unpredictable course. A relapse in the condition requires timely intervention and expert monitoring. A severe flare-up will often necessitate admission to hospital. This article provides an overview of the medical management of severe ulcerative colitis and the nursing interventions required.
Nursing Standard. 24, 15,48-57. doi: 10.7748/ns2009.12.24.15.48.c7440
Published in print: 16 December 2009Peer review
This article has been subject to double blind peer review