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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The 2018 Annual Association of Stoma Care Nurses UK Conference will be held at ICC, Birmingham from September 9 to 11th 2018.

Key deadlines:
– Abstract Submission – 1st June 2018
– Notification to Authors – 13th July 2018
– Early Registration – 20th July 2018

14th Conference of the European Council of Enterostomal Therapy


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