Welcome to the web site of the Irish Stoma Care and Colorectal Nurses Association (ISCCNA).
As far back as thirty-five years ago a group of surgical nurses in Ireland identified the need for a nursing speciality in stoma care and since then the role of the stoma care nurse has evolved and developed. The collective aim of the CNS/ specialist nurse is to ensure patients receive support and care in a structured and a evidence based manner.
The complex nature of the surgery for the patient that involves formation of a stoma and the associated patient needs require the CNS/specialist nurse to support the patient in response to their care needs. This includes physical, emotional and social support.
The core values and vision of the Irish Stoma Care and Colorectal Nurses Association (ISCCNA) is to ensure individuals who require care from a CNS/ nurse specialist receive the appropriate standard of person-centred clinical and emotional care. Continual professional development is integral to the role of the nurse as is the utilisation of evidence-based practice. The core values also reflect the World Council of Enterostomal Therapists (WCET) mission, vision and values.
If you need a stoma nurse please contact your local stoma nurse if available from this list
Alternatively contact the hospital that referred you or the company representative that you were given when discharged from hospital.