Know of any nurses inventions?Not all nurses concentrated merely on provision of their intended services;as such we do have nurses who went beyond their duty call to contribute in a great way to medical and health innovations.
This time lets focus on one of our super nurses inventions.We say one as there are several inventions,some of which will be focused on, in our next publications.
Ostomy bag:Yes!ostomy bag is one of them.Imagine after colostomy or ileostomy surgery and the patient is left with exposed stoma expelling faecal matter timeously,causing embarassment and need for frequent cleaning.
As was the case with stoma surgery patients,they were sent home for self care.Apart from body image disturbance,patients had to endure social stigma and isolate themselves from the general public.(Medscape)
Witnessing how vulnerable her sister was,Danish nurse,Elise Sorenson had to step in.It was in 1954 when she developed a disposable prototype bag for her sister, more like ones in use today.She contacted a plastic firm,Dansk Plastic Emballage for mass production.
Today stoma bags are the answer to manage stoma contents, conceals smells and restore patients self esteem and dignity.Thanks Elise….