Allison is an experienced stoma care nurse a member of an established team, having a grounding in surgical nursing and pain management. Allison is able to undertake all the necessary functions from preoperative assessment of patients through discharge and beyond, promoting independence, positive body image and ongoing support.
All patients referred pre op will meet the Stoma nurses for counselling and siting of the Stoma. The patient will be reviewed daily and taught Stoma care, dietary advice and supported emotionally.
When the patient is discharged Gill and Allison will refer the patient to their local Stoma care nurses for community care and on going advice and support.
If the Stoma was not planned, then inform Gill and Allison as soon as possible and they will see the patient daily from then on, insuring the patient gets high standard of individual care.