Enterostomal Therapy Services

Enterostomal Therapy Services

An “ostomy” or “stoma” is a surgically-created opening in your abdomen that allows waste or urine to leave your body. There are many medical conditions that require ostomy surgery. That is why there are different types of ostomy surgery including colostomy, ileostomy and urostomy. Surgeons inform patients what type of ostomy they require and then refer patients to ET nurses at the ET Clinic.

How we can help

An Enterostomal Therapist nurse or ET nurse is a registered nurse who has specialized training in caring for patients with ostomies.

We understand that every client and family has unique care needs. Prior to a planned surgery, the ET nurse meets with the patient and family to review information, demonstrate the equipment, and answer questions. The ET nurse also plays a major role in patient rehabilitation after surgery. The services that an ET nurse provides include:

  • counseling regarding the planned surgical procedure
  • determining where the stoma will be located
  • ostomy care education including:
    • return to normal activities of daily living
    • discharge planning and
    • out-patient follow-up

General Information on Enterostomal Therapy Services

Referral Required?
Required
Preparing for Your Visit

The following documents provide information for families and friends to help support patients before, during and after surgery. Each document provides a section on troubleshooting and a listing of helpful resources.

Colostomy information
Ileostomy information
Urostomy information

Contact Us
Nanaimo

Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (NRGH)
Teresa Stone, RN, BScN, ET IIWCC Ostomy Wound Care Clinician 
250-716-7709 
Fax: 250-755-7903 
teresa.stone@viha.ca

Victoria

Royal Jubliee Hospital (RJH), Diagnostic & Treatment Centre, Clinic 3
Marilyn Elder, RN BScN ET 
Donna Tait, RN BScN MA CETN 
Maureen Mann, RN BScN ET
250-370-8235 
Fax: 250-370-8476
enterostomal_therapy_clinic3@viha.ca

Locations

Bamfield Health Centre

Bamfield Health Centre

353 Bamfield Rd
P.O. Box 40
Bamfield, B.C. 
V0R 1B0

250-728-3312

Chemainus Health Care Centre

Chemainus Health Care Centre

9909 Esplanade St
Chemainus, B.C.
V0R 1K1

250-737-2040

Cormorant Health Centre

Cormorant Island Health Centre

49 School Rd
Alert Bay, B.C.
V0N 1A0

250-974-5585

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