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ERIC Number: EJ884218
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-1059-8405
Stoma Care in the School Setting
Gray, Eileen H.; Blackinton, Jodi; White, Genevieve M.
Journal of School Nursing, v22 n2 p74-80 2006
An ostomy is an artificial opening in the body for the purpose of eliminating excretions from a working organ or for providing nourishment. Artificial openings may be from the stomach, intestine, urinary bladder, kidney, or trachea. The stoma is the terminal end of the ostomy, or the opening that is visible on the surface of the skin. This article will discuss stoma creation and the care of a stoma, as well as the complications and effects of living with one. Although the focus of this article is urinary stomas, the care is similar for all types. It is imperative that all care providers understand stoma care and potential problems that may arise. There are ongoing issues of quality of life for children with stomas, including body image and peer reaction. School nurses are in a unique position to educate children and families on the proper care of a stoma, to recognize potential complication, and to educate staff and student peers. (Contains 2 tables and 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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