Curr Health Sci J, vol. 50, no. 1, 2024

Role of a Stoma Nurse in the Management of the Specific Stoma-Related Complications

[Review]

E.L. Albulescu(1), T. Bratiloveanu(1), S. Sandulescu(1), S. Ramboiu(1), R. Nemes(1), V. Surlin(1), L. Chiutu(1)


(1)University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, 2-4 Petru Rares Street, 200392, Craiova, Dolj, Romania


Abstract:

Nursing care for patients with intestinal stomas is essential for ensuring their comfort, to prevent complications and promote their overall well-being. The quality of life of the patients with stomas can vary widely depending on their ability to adapt to the new physical and emotional state, but also to social changes that came with it. Health care professionals specializing in ostomy care can provide valuable guidance and support throughout the process. This study aims to identify and to summarize methods of nursing care for patients with an intestinal stoma and how these impact the perceived quality of life for those patients. Preoperative evaluation by an entero-stomal therapist and stoma site marking has been proved to reduce postoperative complications. Many of the peristomal skin complications can be prevented entirely by meticulous skin care. Follow-up is essential for the patient with a newly acquired intestinal ostomy to detect and provide treatment for ostomy-related complications that may occur. Regular monitoring and early intervention can help manage parastomal hernias effectively and improve the patient’s quality of life.


Keywords:
Stoma nurse, intestinal stomas, stoma-related complications, peristomal skin complications.



Corresponding:
Sandu Ramboiu, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, 2-4 Petru Rares Street, 200392, Craiova, Dolj, Romania, e-mail: sandu_r@yahoo.com


DOI 10.12865/CHSJ.50.01.01 - Download PDF