Ostomy Glossary

This glossary has been compiled for those caring for people with bladder and bowel stomas.
Some words have a more general meaning but in this glossary the context is in stoma surgery, care and management.

The glossary also describes common terms used in association with colorectal disease, diagnostics, conservative and surgical bowel management. However the authors recognize that the field of colorectal stoma care is evolving and this first edition is not totally comprehensive. Other terms and definitions will be added to future editions and the editor welcomes any suggestions and contributions.

We hope that gaining a better understanding of the terminology used in this specialized field of nursing, will enhance your daily work caring for patients.

Yours sincerely,

Jill Dean
Colorectal Nurse Consultant
Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Trust
Herries Road, Sheffield, UK

Allison Sharpe
Colorectal Nurse Specialist
The Royal Victoria Infirmary
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

David Roberts
Stoma Colorectal Nurse specialist
Ysbyty Gwynedd Hospital
Bangor, Gwynedd, UK

Wendy Osborne
Clinical Nurse Specialist
John Radcliffe Hospital
Headley Way, Oxford, UK

Vigdis Hannestad
Global Clinical Manager Dansac A/S
Fredensborg Denmark
We would like to thank the International Ostomy Forum group and Dr. Calum Lyon, UK for giving us permission to use their pictures describing the different stoma and peristomal skin conditions.
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