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This award winning 40-page booklet describes ileal pouch-anal anastomosis.
The patient is provided an overview of the digestive system and indications for surgery. The first surgery for creation of an internal pouch is described as are the two types of temporary ileostomies (loop ileostomy and end ileostomy) as well as being medically illustrated.
The booklet provides a detailed description of in-hospital care after surgery, and how to manage the temporary ileostomy.
Included in the description are the roles of the health care team, including the wound, ostomy, continence (WOC) nurse role. Tips for living with a temporary ileostomy, nutritional guidelines and food choices, guidelines for medications, resuming activities, and management of possible complications also are included.
The second surgery for closing the temporary ileostomy is described and medically illustrated. Recommendations for adapting to life with an ileal pouch-anal anastomosis are outlined.
The possible complications of pouchitis and stricture also are outlined.
Features and benefits of this booklet include:
Benefits of This Booklet to Your Patient
Facing the prospect of surgery is a daunting one for any patient, especially a procedure as sensitive and complex as ileal pouch-anal anastomosis. Providing the patient with detailed explanations of what to expect and how the process is managed can take away much of the anxiety associated with the unknown.
This booklet takes complex medical information and distills it down to simple consumer-friendly language and tone. The subject matter is supported by professional medical illustration as appropriate to facilitate learning and understanding.
The booklet is well organized and presents the information in an orderly manner including an introduction to the subject matter, descriptions of stage one and stage two surgeries, medications, possible complications, living with ileal pouch-anal anastomosis, resources, a word list, and space for the patient to take notes.
Provide your patient with the knowledge and confidence they need to face this treatment with the information contained in this award-winning booklet.
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