This innovative handbook bridges the gap between the colorectal surgeon, the stoma nurse and the dermatologist. It addresses the questions of what pathology is involved, what can be done by nurses, when to refer to a dermatologist, and what can be done by a dermatologist. Now in its second edition, the book has been revised throughout and contains new information on nutrition and child stoma patients.
Introduction. An Historical Note. Intestinal and Urological Stomas: Surgical Aspects. Stoma Appliances and the Specialist Nurse. Dermatitis. Infections. Pre-existing and Coincident Skin Disease. Problems Related to Primary Bowel Pathology. Irritable Bowel Disease and Nutrition. Paediatric Aspects. Appendices: Glossary. Stoma Appliance Terminology. Skin Physiology and Response to Injury. Therapeutics Guide. Diagnostic Flow Chart. Chemotherapy and Oncology.
Praise for the First Edition
"This book fills a gap in the literature and does so extremely well. It is a pleasure to use. The stoma nurses in my hospital love it"
—BMA Medical Book Award Report
"Lucid and informative ... a longed for contribution towards increasing our knowledge and understanding ... I warmly recommend this volume."