Month: November 2016

Joy Sears1, Lorrie Gray2,  Keryln Carville1 1Curtin University, Western Australia 2AASTN (WA) Branch and AASTN Education and Professional Development Committee Stomal therapy education inWestern Australia has until recently been co-ordinated by the AASTN (WA Branch). However, in response to ever increasing...
  • November 20, 2016
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Stefan Demur1, Bec Hook2 1Stefan Demur RN STN Clinical Nurse Consultant, Stomal Therapy, University Hospital Geelong, Barwon Health 2Bec Hook, RN STN, Clinical Nurse Consultant, Stomal Therapy, University Hospital Geelong, Barwon Health Abstract: Abdominal surgery creates a weakness in the...
  • November 18, 2016
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Chair: Bronwyn Overall  Presenters: Fiona Bolton STN (cred) And Wendy Sansom STN (cred) Members of the AASTN Education and Professional Development Committee When living with a stoma the ability to visualise the stoma and maintain a leak proof appliance is vital....
  • November 16, 2016
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Berryman, Jacqueline STN CNC1, Clarke, Renuka STN CNC2 1 Epworth Richmond, 89 Bridge Road, Richmond, VIC 3121, Jackie.Berryman@epworth.org.au 2 Epworth Richmond, 89 Bridge Road, Richmond, VIC 3121, Renuka.Clarke@epworth.org.au   Nurses often question their workloads in order to meet their patients’...
  • November 13, 2016
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Dr Michelle Gibb PhD M NsgSci(NP) M Wound Care BN1 1Clinical Director Wound Management Innovation CRC Wounds are a silent epidemic and estimated to affect more than 433,000 people in Australia and cost the healthcare system more than $2.85 billion...
  • November 8, 2016
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Carmel Boylan1 1 Stomal/Wound Management Locum Nurse Practitioner, Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, Perth, WA.   The aim of this paper is to outline the indications for appendicostomy formation, its ongoing management and to highlight the requirement for patient compliance...
  • November 6, 2016
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Elizabeth English1 1 Stomal Therapy Department, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Bringing an idea to fruition isn’t a one person show; it takes passion, perseverance, dedication and hard work from a team of people committed to the task....
  • November 2, 2016
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