Stoma Care is a comprehensive and authoritative guide for all nurses and health care professionals with an interest in bowel conditions that may lead to stoma formation. It explores the anatomy and physiology of the urinary and gastrointestinal system, and looks at topics including familial adenomatous polyposis, continence issues, nutrition, and conditions leading to stoma formation, complications, fistulae and intestinal failure. It also discusses the role of the nurse in surgery and in pre-and post-operative care.
This practical handbook is a comprehensive guide to the nursing care and management of gastrointestinal patients. It has been thoroughly revised and standardised to ensure it is up to date and easy to use.