The votes are in and the winners are annouced. Congratulations to:
- Brenda Ritchie
- Julia Kittscha
- Sarah Axman Friend
Patient Information brochures have been reviewed, especially by consumers
New pamphlet: Travelling with a stoma
Seven recent pamphlets available:
- Colostomy reversal
- Ileostomy reversal
- Handy hints for the person with a faecal stoma
- Handy hints for the person with a urinary stoma
- Colostomy irrigation
- Prevention and management of dehydration in adults
- Rehydration solutions
Consumer Feedback form available
Colostomy Xplained written by doctors, for patients
Many of you would already be familiar with this initiative by Medicine X working in conjunction with a colorectal surgeon, stomal therapy nurses from the AASTN and ostomates from ACSA. It’s an innovative information resource making surgery and treatment considerations of ostomy surgery easier to understand for the 42,000 Australians living with a stoma.
Colostomy Xplained uses an interactive swipe-through story format to follow the journey of a real life patient, and explain surgery and treatment considerations, alongside the role of patient support networks for Australians.
Dr Kim Chilman-Blair, Founder and CEO of Medicine X, the organisation that worked with Robert to tell his story, believes that storytelling is the best way for patients to understand and retain information in order to make serious decisions about their treatment.
“Around 80 per cent of medical information provided by doctors is forgotten straight away. Colostomy Xplained is designed to fill these gaps in a creative and powerful way,” said Dr ChilmanBlair, founder of Medicine X.
Available online at www.colostomyxplained.com.au, on Google Play, iTunes or on a USB-Card, Colostomy Xplained features the story of Robert, a retired retail business owner and grandfather of six. The story follows Robert’s journey of having ostomy surgery, from initial confusion of diagnosis, to the initial struggles to find how to live a life full of possibilities.
Healthcare professionals can order Colostomy Xplained USB-Cards and flyers free of charge by visiting www.colostomyxplained.com.au/usb-order. There will be a link to the app on the AASTN website soon.
Orders are unlimited and there is no cost to clinics or patients. For further information on Colostomy Xplained please visit www.colostomyxplained.com.au
This initiative has been kindly sponsored by ConvaTec.
Stomal Therapy Cover availability
I am Margaret Fan, a new member.
I live in Victoria, so I can cover who working in the city, Western and Northern areas.
I am able to cover anyone on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays if you need a short break.
I am good at stoma care and wound care, not practiced incontinence or breast care.
My contact phone is 0433-281-052 and email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have a Stomal Therapy Nursing related event and want it placed on this Noticeboard please send details to Sally Lundborg Email: email@example.com for consideration by the AASTN National Executive.