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: /contact-us
Alternatively contact the hospital that
referred you or the company representative that you were given when discharged