Elaine macleod clinical nurse specialist stoma care, southern general hospital, glasgow nancy johnstone clinical nurse specialist stoma care, ayr hospital, ayr patients (williams, 2008) the stoma nurse specialist has a key role in offering patients reassurance, support and guidance on how best to manage all these issues and how to manage. Stoma-associated problems: the important role of the specialist nurse br j nurs south bank university, considers the ongoing problems faced by patients with stomas and the importance of support from stoma care nurses major subject heading(s) minor subject heading(s. There are many roles that the stoma nurse specialist has to perform, and for the purpose of this essay the aforementioned will be discussed the stoma nurse specialist is an expert in their field of nursing. The specialist role of the stoma care nurse encompasses all aspects of the specialist role as discussed however, to demonstrate the complexities in greater detail, this article will examine the. Responsible for the delivery of a specialist stoma care service to all patients potentially or actually requiring stoma formation delivery of high quality specialist nursing skills from diagnosis onwards will be provided by training, advice, counseling and supportive care to all patients and their families/carers.
The patient insists that no one but the ostomy nurse specialist care for the stoma the nurse identifies a nursing diagnosis of disturbed body image related to change in body function. Free online stoma care course we also offer a free online elearning course for new stoma care nurses or anyone caring for someone with a stoma the course offers defined learning outcomes, optional case studies and involves a multiple choice test with a certificate that you can print upon successful completion. Becoming a clinical nurse specialist has pros and cons, however, and weighing options is important time spent a clinical nurse specialist is a graduate of an advanced preparation program, usually a master's degree but sometimes a phd in nursing.
The work of the stoma-care nurse is discussed emphasis is laid on the need to liaise with other health professionals also concerned with the patient in hospital and in the community some specific problems of stoma patients are also discussed. A proven pathway for stoma care: the value of stoma care services t he role of the stoma nurse, and the importance of understanding of the complexities of a stoma nurse role nurses must deliver care based on the best available stoma nurse specialist these are classified within four phases. The graduate certificate in stomal therapy nursing provides the opportunity to develop the attributes of a specialist nurse, adopting an active role in stomal therapy, wound management and continence management.
Stoma care nurse specialist - community based job/role summary to provide support, advice, teaching and counselling to patients who have a stoma (and their famailies) at all stages of the patient's journey. The new professional organisation offers the opportunity for stoma care nurses to become members and will provide an expert clinical resource for both new and experienced stoma specialist nurses the relaunch will enable recognition by employers, trusts, patient organisations and individuals with a stoma. The first stoma care nurse (scn) was appointed in 1971 (black, 2000), with the calman-hine report (1995) came specialisation and an increase in specialist nurses across all disciplines, including colorectal nurses. Nurse specialist in the ongoing support and education of patients, relatives and staff, to provide proactive, comprehensive, co-ordinated and effective care and treatment for patients undergoing surgery which results in stoma formation.
Close attention is being paid to the role the clinical nurse specialist (cns) plays in facilitating patient adjustment and adaptation to life in the weeks, months and years after treatment for a. The role of the stoma care nurse is very diverse and their knowledge and expertise is a valuable resource for you and your family rehabilitation must add life to years as well as years to life (zeiter 1969. The role of clinical nurse educator consists of but is not limited to the following act as a role model for staff provide education to staff about best practice in wound and stoma management.
Specialist nurses – stoma care carole younger and julie morrisroe the roles undertaken by the members of the colorectal and stoma care specialist nursing team are many and varied, including direct and indirect care activities, however some of the main roles are:. The contribution of the clinical nurse specialist national cancer action team part of the national cancer programme 22 contents foreword 3 the role of the clinical nurse specialist in cancer care 4 the cost of managing cancer 5 reducing the financial burden of cancer – the potential of the cns 6. The mater misericordiae university hospital (mmuh) stoma care department comprises of two part-time clinical nurse specialists (cns) the overall role of the stoma care cns is to help patients adjust to the physical and psychological challenges of every-day life with a stoma.
Nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists who sub-specialize in wound, ostomy, and continence (woc) care are responsible for the treatment and management of disorders affecting the gastrointestinal, genitourinary, and integumentary (digestive, urinary, skin) systems. Role title clinical nurse specialist in stoma care purpose of the role the purpose of this role is to deliver specialist nursing care in line with the five core concepts set out in the framework for the establishment of clinical nurse specialist posts (4 th edition), national council for the professional development of nursing and midwifery(ncnm), 2008. The role of the colorectal/stoma care nurse provide ongoing specialist advice and support organisation and planning of patients discharge nurse-led stoma clinics/rectal irrigation clinics assess the stoma regularly:.