Practice implications for peristomal skin assessment and critical care from the 2014 World Council of Enterostomal
Therapists International Ostomy Guideline.
However, the role of clinical nurse specialists and enterostomal
therapists (ETs) remains a subject for future discussion.
Stoma care clinic and enterostomal
therapist can be helpful in educating families for stoma care and to decrease the incidence of complications.
Wheeler has been a registered nurse for more than 20 years and is an enterostomal
therapist with a specialty in wound management.
The organization had its humble beginning in May, 1973, when an enthusiastic group of 14 enterostomal
therapists (ET's) met for the first time to articulate the early development of a formal ostomy education program for nurses.
She was a graduate of Commerce High School, Worcester City Hospital School of Nursing (1950), and Harrisburg Hospital School of Enterostomal
After one month of this treatment, we determined, in consultation with an enterostomal
clinical nurse specialist, that the patient would benefit from negative pressure wound therapy *** (NPWT).
Toni McTigue, RN APRN BC CWOCN, is an enterostomal
therapist and wound care nurse at Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown, NJ.
She also completed a program of Enterostomal
Therapy Nursing at the Woodruff Medical Center at Emory University in Atlanta, 1989.
The treatment of patients with colon cancer is a multidisciplinary endeavor involving the primary care physician, surgeon, gastroenterologist, oncologist, radiation oncologist, radiologist, pathologist, radiation therapists and enterostomal
37), and high-tech care (including intravenous and enterostomal
therapy, enteral nutrition, and dialysis; OR = 1.
Anethesia Technician Biomedical Engineer Technician Caridiac Technician Cardiac Catheterization Technologist Cytogenetic Technologist Enterostomal
Therapist Genetic Counselor Hyperalimentation Technician Interventional Radiological Technician Mammography Technologist Polysomnographic Technician Vascular Technician
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines recommend that people with rectal cancer be referred to an enterostomal
therapist (a health care professional, often a nurse, trained to help people with their colostomies) as part of their initial work-up.
varices secondary to portal hypertension: Progression of disease in conservatively managed cases.
Suzanne Borkowski, MS, PNP, ETN, is a retired Enterostomal
Therapy Nurse Practitioner.