COLOSTOMY CARE A Guide for Home Care Clinicians

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© 2019 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved. Surgical creation of a colostomy can have significant physical, emotional, and social effects. Adapting to a new ostomy can be overwhelming and interventions aimed at decreasing barriers to self-care should be a priority for home care patients. Advances in surgical procedures, coupled with decreased length of hospital stays, require home care clinicians to have the skills and knowledge to care for this population through postoperative recovery and the initial phases of learning self-care. This article will focus on the care of patients with a colostomy in the home care setting.


Berti-Hearn, L., & Elliott, B. (2019). Colostomy care: A guide for home care clinicians. Home Healthcare Now, 37(2), 68–78. https://doi.org/10.1097/NHH.0000000000000735

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