Rehabilitative care for the ostomy patient begins with preoperative stoma site marking. Selection of an optimal site for the stoma significantly enhances the ability to establish a secure pouching system, which is foundational to quality of life. However, many patients do not receive preop stoma site marking because there is noone on staff who has been taught the principles and procedure. This session will focus on guidelines for stoma site marking.
Describe benefits and guidelines for preoperative stoma site marking.
MN, RN, CWOCN, FAAN,
WOC Nurse Instructor and Clinician,