Many patients undergo ostomy surgery that alters their normal passage of elimination. Ostomies are created for variety of reasons and can be either temporary or permanent, depending on the disease and the problems involved. Abdominal stomas are being constructed with increasing frequency in the treatment of various malignant, congenital, inflammatory and traumatic conditions.
The deprivation of normal control and alteration in physical appearance can have profound psychological impact. The fear and physical disfigurement can make ostomates avoid social contacts even with family and friends.
The Enterostomal Therapist provides direct patient care to person with abdominal stomas, fistulas, draining wounds and incontinence, as an educator, consultant and researcher. With additional knowledge, specific skills and desirable attitudes an Enterostomal Therapist can be the turning point in the life of an ostomate especially when he is under severe strain and depression. An Enterostomal Therapist patient can resumes his normal activities and regain his self esteem.
The role of Enterostomal Therapist includes pre-operative education and counseling, stoma site selection pre and postoperative technical advice, emotional support, discharge planning, outpatient follow up and ongoing rehabilitation care to patient and family.
The life of the ostomate has been vastly improved by technical advancement in surgery techniques, prosthetic devices combined with the development in specialized stoma-care with the five phases of ostomy rehabilitation.
Enterostomal Therapy Training Programe affiliated with Continuing Adult Education and Extension. Works , S.N.D.T. Women’s University, Mumbai and recognized by World Council Enterostomal Therapists Association
|Course Date||15 September to 15 December|
|Eligibility||Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery / Degree in B.Sc (Nursing)
For Nurses from India and neighboring countries.
|Work Experience||5 yrs. or more in a General or Cancer Hospital|
|Vacancies||6 – 8|
|Apply||H. R. D. Department , Tata Memorial Hospital , Dr,E.Borges Road, Parel,