What is Stoma?

A stoma is an artificial opening created surgically on the body to divert the flow of bodily waste or fluids. It serves as a pathway for the elimination of urine, stool, or other bodily substances that would normally exit the body through natural routes.

There are different types of stomas, each serving a specific purpose:

1. Gastrostomy Stoma: This type of stoma is created in the stomach and is used for feeding when a person is unable to consume food orally. A tube is inserted through the stoma to provide nutrition directly into the stomach.
2. Colostomy Stoma: A colostomy stoma is made from the colon (large intestine) and is used when a portion of the colon needs to be bypassed or removed. Stool is diverted through the stoma into a colostomy bag attached to the abdomen.
3. Ileostomy Stoma: An ileostomy stoma is created from the ileum (the last part of the small intestine). It is used when the entire colon and rectum are removed or bypassed. Stool is diverted through the stoma into an ileostomy pouch or bag.
4. Urostomy Stoma: A urostomy stoma is made from a section of the urinary system, typically the ureters. It is used when the bladder is removed or if urine needs to be diverted from the bladder. Urine is collected in a urostomy pouch attached to the abdomen.
Stoma care involves maintaining the cleanliness and health of the stoma and the surrounding skin to prevent infection and other complications. Proper care includes regular cleaning, using appropriate stoma appliances, ensuring a secure fit of the pouching system, and monitoring for any signs of complications or changes in the stoma.

At P home care, we understand the unique challenges individuals with stomas face and are dedicated to providing comprehensive support and resources. Our mission is to empower individuals with stomas, promote education and awareness, and enhance overall well-being.

We understand that adjusting to life with a stoma can be challenging. Our team of stoma care specialists and nurses are available to provide personalized assistance and guidance. Whether you need help with stoma care routines, selecting the right stoma appliances, troubleshooting issues, or managing complications, our experienced professionals are here to support you. We can also connect you with local resources and healthcare providers specialized in stoma care.

At P home care, our nursing support services are tailored to meet your unique healthcare needs. With our skilled and compassionate nursing team, we provide individualized care, medication management, wound care, chronic disease management, 24/7 care, post-operative care, health monitoring, and support during palliative or end-of-life stages. Your well-being is our top priority, and we are committed to delivering exceptional care every step of the way. Contact us today to learn more about our nursing support services and how we can assist you on your healthcare journey.

What is Stoma? 4 Different types of Stoma & Support provided by Phome care
We provide nursing support services all across Australia including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Gold Coast-Tweed Heads, Canberra-Queanbeyan, Newcastle, Central Coast, Wollongong, Sunshine Coast, Geelong, Townsville, Hobart, Cairns, Toowoomba, Darwin, and Alice Springs.
Whether you are an individual with a stoma, a family member, or a caregiver, we are here to support you on your journey. Explore our resources, connect with our community, and let us walk alongside you as you navigate the challenges and celebrate the triumphs of life with a stoma.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss our support services further, please do not hesitate to contact our team. You can get in touch with us at – 1800 571 955 or email us at – ndis@phomecare.com.au

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