The Australian Association of Stomal Therapy Nurses Inc.


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The Australian Association of Stomal Therapy Nurses Inc. is the professional organization of Stomal Therapy Nurses in Australia.

One of the Association's major objectives is the promotion of quality care for a wide range of people with specific needs. These needs may be related to ostomy construction, urinary or faecal incontinence, wounds with or without tube insertion and breast surgery. Patients/clients across the life span are provided with preventative, acute, rehabilitative and continuing care as required.

Another objective is the maintenance and improvement of professional standards in relation to Stomal Therapy Nursing Practice to the highest degree possible.

Recognition of the need for and encouragement of the development of specialist expertise in the field of Stomal Therapy Nursing underpins the Standards for Stomal Therapy Nursing Practice.

Please note, the AASTN website is not able to respond to medical enquiries, please use our Find a Nurse page for a professional consultation.


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Helen Nodrum2015 AASTN Conference Melbourne

On behalf of the organising committee, I sincerely invite you to attend the 40th National conference of the Australian Association of Stomal Therapy Nurses.

Within this context we extend a warm invitation to our Asian nurse colleagues to attend.
Meeting dates are 5th – 7th October 2015 inclusive.

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