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Stoma Care

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Learn about anatomy and physiology, stoma types and surgery types

Get a useful overview of the key issues in stoma surgery in this section. There is a quick reference to the anatomy of the urinary and digestive systems involved, the common complications that your patients may encounter after surgery and tips and tools to help. 

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The Digestive System

The digestive system is one of the body's major organ systems. The digestive tract handles the digestion and processing of food.

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The Urinary System

The urinary system is another of the body's major organ systems. The urinary tract is involved in fluid and electrolyte balance, and the excretion of urine.

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Learn about how outward body profiles influence quality of life

Many circumstances contribute in making it difficult for individuals with an outward peristomal body profile to obtain a proper ostomy product fit. Have the needs of people with outward peristomal body profiles been overlooked? Learn more about outward body profiles – incidence and complications.

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An unfamiliar body in an unfamiliar land

Profound bodily changes – such as stoma surgery – may leave the patient feeling alienated from their body and their sense of self. In this theme, we explore how stoma surgery impacts a patient’s self-perception – and what you can do to help your patients move from ‘stomaland’ to their new ‘homeland’.