n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Stomas in infants and children : part II : occasional article

Volume 24, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Extracted from text ... Stomas in infants and children: Part II STOMA CARE Stoma care is a neglected part of stoma management, and has the most impact on the parent who will care for the child. Continued support after discharge from hospital is essential. Cervical oesophagostomy Saliva draining from the oesophagostomy is non-irritating to the skin. The stoma should be kept clean and dry, either with absorbent gauze or towelling. Pouching in the neonatal or infant period is unnecessary. Children with a cervical oesophagostomy should be fed through a gastrostomy. They should have oral sham feeds at the same time as gastrostomy feeding to ..

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