What is a Stoma?

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What's the difference between an ileostomy, colostomy and urostomy? Join Leeanne Johnson as she reviews what a stoma is, the main indications for creating one and some critical considerations for patient education.


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Leeanne Johnson is a Clinical Nurse Consultant in Wound Management and Stomal Therapy at Logan & Beaudesert Hospitals. Her education specialties are stomal therapy, pressure injury and complex wound management. She also sits on the Pressure Injury Prevention and Management committee, Clinical Product Review committee and QLD Health Standing Offer Agreement (SOA) Wound contract committee. Leeanne has been a tutor for the Australian College of Nursing post-graduate certificate course in Stomal Therapy Nursing, a QLD State representative for the Australian Association of Stomal Therapy Nurses (AASTN) and has experience in both community settings and large tertiary hospitals.
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First Published17 May 2022
Updated17 May 2022
17 May 2025
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Anatomy and Physiology
Chronic Illness
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