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What is the role of a Stomal therapist?

Role of the stomal therapy nurse
The stomal therapy nurse provides expert care and advice to patients, carers and medical staff on all aspects of stoma and fistula management. Advice and management of fistula and large wounds. Assistance and support for patients that have long term drain tubes/fistulas.

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Correspondingly, what is a stomal therapy nurse?

Stomal Therapy. A stomal therapist is a Registered Nurse who has undergone specialist training in stomal therapy and PEG tubes. Stomal therapists educate patients, partners or their carer's in the pre and post-operative care of their stoma or PEG tube.

Also, what is the role of a stoma nurse? A stoma nurse is a specialised role and will look after and advise patients with a colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy before and after surgery. This care may come from a Colorectal Nurse Specialist or a Stoma Nurse.

Accordingly, what is Stomatherapy?

Stomatherapy is care of patients who have their bowel or bladder diverted surgically onto their abdomen and are required to wear a stoma pouch (a bag) over this opening. Stoma is a Greek word meaning mouth or opening. Patients may then have a colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy.

Why is stoma care important?

You may need to have a permanent stoma created from your bowel if you have bowel cancer or inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis). Sometimes surgeons create a temporary stoma to allow your bowel to heal after surgery, or to rest part of your bowel.

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