Saturday, May 23, 2020



1630 - 1700




Paediatric ostomy care nursing is still a relatively undescribed field, and little literature and research are available. Although the principles of ostomy, fistula and pouching are similar across the life span continuum, the reasons for an ostomy and the actual hands-on approach are different when working with children. Body size, developmental stage, and activity level are three areas that present a challenge when performing stoma care for children.

The Global Paediatric Stoma Nurses Advisory Board (GPSNAB), an international group of paediatric ostomy care experts, were brought together to offer their expertise on caring for children with an ostomy. Best practice guidelines were developed based on literature and on the experience of the GPSNAB members. The purpose of these guidelines is to provide healthcare professionals working with the paediatric population a central resource for best practices.


McIltrot, K. (Ed.). (2016). Assessment and Management of the Pediatric Patient. In Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society Core curriculum Wound Management (pp. 158-175). Philadelphia.

Oranges, T., Dini, V., & Romanelli, M. (2015). Skin Physiology of the Neonate and Infant: Clinical Implications. Advances in Wound Care. 4 (10), 587-595.

WOCN, Pediatric Ostomy Care: Best Practices for Clinicians, 2011

WOCN Core Curriculum Ostomy Management, Wolters Kluwer, Phil, 2016, p. 197




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