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Paediatric Ostomy Care

Ostomy care for babies & children differs to that of adults. What is considered best practice for this age group?

Paediatric ostomy care is a science that requires expertise in both the clinical and psychosocial aspects of care, but it is also an art that clinicians acquire over time.

 

On this page we share knowledge from experts with decades of experience in paediatric ostomy care, to support healthcare professionals to ultimately improve the quality of life for neonates, children and teenagers with a stoma and their families.

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Explore the best practice, clinical evidence and product-use guidance for babies & kids

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Best practice

Paediatric stoma care is still a relatively undescribed field. To meet the need for practice guidelines in area, an international group of paediatric stoma care experts developed global best practice guidelines.

5 publications on refeeding

Clinical evidence

The benefits of refeeding are clinically proven and this practice is gradually increasing. Thankfully more and more research is being done to help us better understand why the practice of refeeding should be considered and how it could be implemented.

Using baby products

Knowledge is power – for you, your patients and their caregivers. To support the stoma care of premature infants from 30 weeks gestation up to 6 months of age, this step-by-step video show how a dedicated ostomy solution for this vulnerable group should be used.

Coloplast® Professional ShortReads:
Understanding the impact of stoma surgery on children

In this section, you’ll find short, informative articles on understanding the impact of stoma surgery on children and their families, and adjusting your nursing approach accordingly. These newsletters are based on, or inspired by the global best practice guidelines on paediatric stoma care.

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Adjusting stoma education to meet the needs of child and family

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Understanding the impact of stoma surgery on the child and family

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Understanding the impact of stoma surgery on the adolescent and family

Minutes 2-5

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4 best practice articles on stoma care for babies & kids

Here, you’ll find educational articles on stoma care for babies, kids and teenagers, including information on the nutritional and developmental benefits of mucous fistula refeeding for infants.

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Best paediatric stoma care guidelines: babies

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Best paediatric stoma care guidelines: kids

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Nutritional support and additional benefits for infants with stomas

Minutes 2-5

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Examining the emotional impact of living with stoma for children and teenagers

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