The professional organisation of Stomal Therapy Nurses in Australia

One of the Association's major objectives is the promotion of quality care for a wide range of people with specific needs. These needs may be related to ostomy construction, urinary or faecal incontinence, wounds with or without tube insertion and breast surgery.

Patients/clients across the life span are provided with preventative, acute, rehabilitative and continuing care as required. Another objective is the maintenance and improvement of professional standards in relation to Stomal Therapy Nursing Practice to the highest degree possible. Recognition of the need for and encouragement of the development of specialist expertise in the field of Stomal Therapy Nursing underpins the Standards for Stomal Therapy Nursing Practice.

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Australian Council of Stoma Associations     www.australianstoma.com.au
The next conference will be held in Melbourne VIC – 13-14 October 2017.

CSSANZ Nursing Scholarship 2018



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The history of Stomal Therapy in Queensland

Part 1 - read more


42nd National AASTN Conference POWER OF CONNECTIONS – Coming Together
17 – 20 March 2019, SMC Conference website

Stoma Stroll to raise awareness of people living with an ostomy and break down stigmas
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