Fecal & Urinary Diversions

1st Edition

Management Principles


  • Janice Colwell
  • Margaret Goldberg
  • Jane Carmel
  • Key Features

    • Covers lifespan considerations to address the special needs of patients of all ages.
    • Includes an 8-page color insert with 25 full-color photos illustrating ostomy-related complications to help nurses improve their assessment skills.
    • Offers a unique framework for pouch selection to help nurses choose the most effective and cost-conscious options.
    • Covers coping and quality-of-life issues to guide nurses in handling these important patient and professional considerations.
    • Features practical, step-by-step guidelines for pouching, irrigation, and other techniques.
    • Provides review questions and answers to help evaluate learning and prepare for certification or recertification.

    Table of Contents

    Part I: Overview
    Chapter 1 History of Stoma Creation and Surgical Advances
    Chapter 2 Roles of the Ostomy Nurse Specialist: Historical Perspective,
    Role Potential

    Part II: Fecal Diversions
    Chapter 3 Anatomy and Physiology of the Gastrointestinal Tract
    Chapter 4 Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Medical Management
    Chapter 5 Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Surgical Management
    Chapter 6 Gastrointestinal Cancers: Medical Management
    Chapter 7 Gastrointestinal Cancers: Surgical Management
    Chapter 8 Gastrointestinal Etiologies Leading to a Fecal Diversion

    Part III: Urinary Diversions
    Chapter 9 Anatomy and Physiology of the Urinary System
    Chapter 10 Urinary Diversions Surgical Interventions

    Part IV: Fecal and Urinary Diversion Management
    Chapter 11 Preoperative and Postoperative Management
    Chapter 12 Principles of Stoma Management
    Chapter 13 Pediatric Ostomies: Pathophysiology and Management
    Chapter 14 Stomal and Peristomal Complications
    Chapter 15 Ostomy Adjustment

    Part V: Related Issues
    Chapter 16 Medications Affecting Ostomy Function
    Chapter 17 Tube Management
    Chapter 18 Fistula Management
    Chapter 19 Outcomes Measurement
    Chapter 20 The Use of Telemedicine in Ostomy Management
    Chapter 21 Accelerated Surgical Stay
    Chapter 22 Intestinal Transplantation
    Chapter 23 Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques
    Chapter 24 Innovative Approaches to Fecal Incontinence

    A. Discharge Resources
    B. Ostomy Related Resources: Clinician and Patient Related
    C. Nutritional Resources
    D. Fact Sheets


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    © 2004
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    About the authors

    Janice Colwell

    Clinical Specialist, University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago, IL