How do we promote independent ostomy management for people with disability?

Mary Zeigler*

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Abstract

Purpose: To describe how people with ostomies became independent with their ostomy management. Method: Two clinical ostomy consultations which incorporated traditional ostomy management along with state-ofthe- art ostomy technology aimed at the needs of the disabled person. Results: The newer technologies eliminated several of the traditional steps and made a one-handed approach possible. Discussion: This article describes two clinical consultations which incorporated traditional ostomy management along with state-of-the-art ostomy technology aimed at the needs of the disabled person. Peristomal skin preparation and protection, barrier wafer preparation, proper pouch emptying, and newer technology are discussed. Conclusion: The consultations resulted in ostomy care autonomy and an improved quality of life in both patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)53-55
Number of pages3
JournalRehabilitation Nursing
Volume37
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2012

Keywords

  • Bowel
  • Disability
  • Quality of life

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation

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