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Enterostomal therapy is a specialized field of nursing involving the care of patients with stomas, incontinence, dermal ulcers and other select skin conditions or those needing wound care. Therapists provide acute and rehabilitative care to children with disorders of the gastrointestinal, genitourinary and integumentary systems that require the surgical creation of an ostomy (stoma). One of the primary goals of enterostomal therapy is to facilitate a child’s transition from the hospital to the home. The enterostomal therapy nurse provides children and their families with the education necessary for independent care at home, as well as education to prevent and treat certain stomal complications and skin problems. The outpatient clinic provides an opportunity for follow-up care by the enterostomal therapy nurse so:
Referrals are required from primary care physicians or other Children’s Hospital specialty services. Referrals for patients enrolled in managed care insurance plans also may require authorization from the insurance provider and primary care physician. All necessary referral and authorization forms must be received before the patient’s visit. For accurate provider numbers or more information, please call the office number listed.
Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
In addition to the main hospital, Children's has many convenient locations in other neighborhoods throughout the greater Pittsburgh region.
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