It’s all about the plumbing
Patients who have been through stoma or internal pouch surgery are now ‘plumbed’ differently and as a result often present with more uncommon symptoms. What might appear to be flu-like symptoms could be pouchitis. And have you considered the transit and absorption of medication and nutrition in someone without any large intestine? Internal Pouch patients in particular are much more uncommon but understanding how they cope physically and mentally is fundamental in caring for their needs both pre- and post-surgery when they appear in your consultation room.
This CPD accredited workshop provides an insight into understanding the key issues of living with an internal pouch (ileo-anal pouch) and the even lesser known Kock Pouch. It will guide you to better understand these patients and support them with the right information.
- Understand the ‘plumbing’ of internal pouch patients
- Know where to turn for information at your fingertips for you and your patients