Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario

Ostomy Care & Management

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About this Guideline:

In this guideline you will learn evidence-based recommendations related to the assessment and management of people with colostomies, ileostomies and urostomies, including the assessment and management of the peristomal skin.

This guideline will focus on three areas of care: pre-operative, post-operative, and follow-up. All individuals with ostomies, across the continuum of care, including the needs of the family and caregiver, will be addressed. It is intended that this guideline will be applicable to all domains of nursing including clinical, administration and education.

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