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Andrew Bird

Lead Stoma Care Nurse Specialist

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Stoma care plans and projects for the year ahead

Spring is on the horizon and with it comes the promise of rebirth, renewal and rejuvenation. At the Association of Stoma Care Nurses UK (ASCN UK) we are in the ‘springtime’ of our partnership with...

Making our voices heard

At the beginning of October, Brighton played host to the Association of Stoma Care Nurses UK (ASCN UK) Annual Conference and 10-year anniversary celebrations. This year's theme ‘Making waves and...

The role of the clinical nurse specialist in stoma care: a scoping review

Defining the stoma care CNS role is difficult because of the number and variety of activities that are undertaken and the rapid way in which nursing roles evolve..

Don't ignore the warning signs: take action on stress

“Look after yourselves so that you can look after your patients … and live as fulfilling life as you desire”.

Educating patients in stoma care

Patients preparing for life with a stoma will often be anxious and need help to adjust to, and accept, its presence (Lim et al, 2015). A preoperative meeting is organised with the SCN to help prepare...

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