Bowel and Stoma Course contents: • What how and why • Medical intervention • best practice in bowel care • stool identification • Stoma Support • Application
A colostomy is a stoma formed by bringing part of your colon (large bowel) out on to the surface of your abdomen. A stoma is where a section of bowel is brought out through an opening on your stomach area (abdomen). Your bowel movements (poo) are collected in a pouch or bag attached to the skin around your stoma.
Bowel care activities and interventions designed to maintain bowel function, including enema, bowel training, diet, and medication, intervention is defined as promotion of bowel continence and maintenance of perianal skin integrity.