This blog is intended as a cursory overview of basic ostomy management. Space and the intent of this blog are not intended as a comprehensive outline on best practice for assisting ostomy patients. Nurses who would like to know more about ostomy management should seek further information and specialty training. About the Author
Colostomy Fact Sheet Temporary colostomy: May be required to give a portion of the bowel a chance to rest and heal. When healing has occurred, the colostomy can be reversed and normal bowel function restored.
UOAA Ostomy Care Guides. Most of the publications below, many available in both English and Spanish, were produced originally by the United Ostomy Association (UOA), which was the volunteer-based national ostomy organization in the United States from 1962 to 2005.
CLINICAL FACT SHEET - QUICK ASSESSMENT OF LEG ULCERS The Indiana Pressure Ulcer Initiative is a health care quality initiative of the Indiana State Department of Health and the University of Indianapolis Center for Aging & Community. 2009. Version: Oct 6, 2009 A Colostomy is the term used to describe an opening from the colon (large intestine). The surgeon will bring a part of the colon from inside the patient’s body, through their abdomen to the outside and stitch it down to secure it. Normally this is on the left side of the abdomen. Ostomy care is a nursing procedure and it is NOT delegated to unlicensed assist personnel so the nurse must always be prepared to render appropriate care. Here are some guidelines that you, as a nurse, without any experience in colostomy care, may use: 1. Gather equipment. Rationale: It ensures that you have everything necessary to render ... The purpose of this guideline is to provide evidence-based individual, organization, education, and system/policy recommendations to: 1) enhance the capacity of all individuals involved in the implementation of an eHealth... Magnet Recognition and the Role of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurse Fact Sheet (2012) The Magnet Recognition and the Role of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurse Fact Sheet provides an overview of the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Magnet Program which promotes nursing excellence and superior quality patient care.