Abstract Reality of cooperation of a stoma nurse with shift nurses Pernicious diseases of intestines and rectum often lead to creation of a temporary or permanent intestinal outlet alias stoma. Having been diagnosed, the patient is confided to the care of healthcare workers, in particular nurses, who endeavour to provide the patient with the highest possible quality care in the most intensive manner. At present, almost every hospital has a specially trained stoma nurse who should play the role of an advisor or coordinator in the nursing team. Regrettably, non-cooperation between shift nurses and the stoma nurse harm in particular the patient. Five hypotheses were raised. The first hypothesis was to confirm whether the shift nurses on surgical wards cooperate with the stoma nurse more efficiently than the shift nurses in other than surgical wards. This hypothesis was confirmed. The second hypothesis was to confirm whether the stoma nurse provides the shift nurses with regular information on developments in the concerned area. This hypothesis was not confirmed. The third hypothesis was to confirm whether the shift nurses cooperate with the stoma nurse as early as in the period before the operation; this hypothesis was aimed at surgical nurses and was not confirmed. The fourth hypothesis was to verify whether the shift nurses have sufficient information from the stoma nurse so that they could substitute her adequately when she is absent. This hypothesis was not confirmed. The fifth hypothesis verified whether the shift nurses ask the stoma nurse to provide them with information concerning correct handling of the stomal equipment. This hypothesis was not confirmed. The data were collected in the quantitative research supplemented with an interview with the stoma nurse. The shift nurses in surgical and non-operational wards obtained anonymous questionnaires. The research was conducted in seven hospitals in the Region of South Bohemia. The objectives were fulfilled. The information will be provided to deputy managers for the nursing care and stoma nurses. We believe that our results may contribute to higher efficiency of the cooperation between nurses, which will have a positive impact on provision of comprehensive care of patients with a stoma.
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