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What is the role of a Stomal therapist?
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.