Stoma Care

by TG Balachandar

It was found by research that there are a range of physical and psychological problems that patients may experience following surgery which results in the creation of stoma. Recognition of their problems resulted in the establishment of Stoma care nurses who developed a high degree of knowledge of expertise, which enabled them to meet the specific needs of this patient group. The Stoma Care has developed during the past 3–4 decades from primitive care to modern management due to feedback from the stoma patients, with the resultant development of stoma care offered by surgeons, ET nurses and WCON. Whichever model exists within a specific area, the essential issue is that, expertise has to meet the needs of the patient, preoperatively, during their hospital stay and once they return home. Hence this book is written to assist the healthcare professionals, who are caring for ostomates—before, immediately after stoma forming surgery and in the long term. This book “Stoma Care” is divided into 27 chapters to highlight the issues related in Stoma surgery and care for surgeons from the basics to advancements. This book also outlines the nuances of stoma care to ET nurses and WCON. The book starts with the Evolution, Anatomy, Physiology, Indications and Complications related to stoma. The book also details how to live with stoma and about various stoma products available in the market. Very salient feature is preoperative counselling and postoperative reassurance. This is very important as stoma is an unnatural opening in the body, which is a difficult task to accept. The book also details about temporary or permanent stoma. This book also mentions the role of a stoma care nurse who teaches and guides people who are not familiar.


Book Detail

Author Author's Affiliation
1. Balachandar TG Apollo Hospitals, Greams Road, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
ISBN 9789352704873
Speciality Surgery, Gastroenterology
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/18070
Edition 1/e
Publishing Year 2018
Pages 210
Book Type Professional


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