© 2019

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Nursing Manual

  • Andreas Sturm
  • Lydia White


  • Fully dedicated to fostering education and knowledge of IBD nurses and trainees and optimizing treatment outcomes in IBD

  • Aiming to provide relevant and practical information easily accessible for daily use

  • Empowering health care professionals to raise standards of care for IBD patients worldwide by harmonising practice in line with key international standards

  • Leads you through all aspects of IBD and provides extensive knowledge of the treatment, therapy, diagnostics, and many other aspects to IBD


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. IBD Foundations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Tanja Kuehbacher
      Pages 3-10
    3. Johannes Meier
      Pages 11-14
  3. Diagnosis, Assessment and Monitoring

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Helen Ludlow
      Pages 27-32
    3. Marica Salvetto, Marco Daperno
      Pages 33-42
    4. Catherine Colman, Marlene Stone, Alain Bitton
      Pages 43-50
    5. Christian Maaser, Kerri Novak
      Pages 51-60
    6. Paula Borralho Nunes
      Pages 61-68
    7. Manuela Franke-Vögtlin, Stephan Vavricka
      Pages 69-72
  4. Managing IBD

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Andreas Sturm
      Pages 75-79
    3. Torsten Kucharzik, Anil Kumar Asthana
      Pages 81-90
    4. Sofie Coenen, Ellen Weyts, Patricia Geens, Marc Ferrante
      Pages 91-98
    5. Klaartje Kok, Ana Ibarra, James Lindsay
      Pages 99-112
    6. Janett Nörenberg, Stefanie Vogler, Andreas Stallmach
      Pages 113-124
    7. Tracey E. Peterson, Corey A. Siegel
      Pages 125-132
    8. Francesca Rita Di Candido, Simona Radice, Antonino Spinelli
      Pages 133-141

About this book


This comprehensive manual discusses the many aspects of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), providing relevant information along with practical guidance. The reader is also directed to additional resources for extra and current information.

This book comes at a time when the number of people suffering from the two major forms of IBD, ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease (CD), is rising around the globe. Despite their huge impact on daily life and health economics, these diseases are not fully understood, and diagnosis and treatment remains a significant challenge. IBD nurses are increasingly recognised as key clinicians within the multidisciplinary team caring for people with IBD. Through experience and specialist knowledge IBD nurses provide timely support, advice, and treatment for people living with this unpredictable condition. IBD nurses are also well placed to liaise with the wider team, developing patient centred services which best fit their local health framework.

The combined international expertise and accessible guidance here will equip nurses, or any clinician wanting to increase their competence in IBD management. Thereby this manual aims to contribute to the optimisation of IBD care throughout the world.


Nurses Crohns disease Ulcerative colitis Endoscopy IBD treatments

Editors and affiliations

  • Andreas Sturm
    • 1
  • Lydia White
    • 2
  1. 1.DRK Kliniken Berlin WestendDepartment of GastroenterologyBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Gastroenterology Level 5John Radcliffe HospitalOxfordUK

About the editors

Andreas Sturm is Professor of Medicine at the Charité–Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany, and head of the department of internal medicine and gastroenterology at the German Red Cross Hospital Berlin, Westend, an academic teaching hospital of the Charité.

His university education began in Aachen, Germany, where he gained first class honors in medicine in 1994. Since then, his medical career has involved extensive work in gastroenterology, including a research fellowship at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. He awarded his qualification in 2004 as an university lecturer for the field of Internal Medicine at the Charité Berlin and is since then member of the faculty. Prof. Sturm is also certified as fellow of the European Board of Gastroenterologist. 

He served as coordinator of the Interdisciplinary Center for Colorectal Cancer of the Charité, president of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease working group of the German Association for Digestive and Metabolic Disorders and member and chair of the scientific committee of the European Crohn´s and Colitis Organisation (ECCO). He is a founding member and was first speaker of the German IBD Study Group (GISG). He is currently member of the Advisory Board of the Competence Network IBD and Chair of the Guideline committee of ECCO.

Dr. Sturm gained the Board certification for Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Nutrition (DifE) and Proctology and is certified for medical cancer therapy, GI oncology (DGVS) and inflammatory bowel disease (DGVS). He has more than 100 scientific manuscripts and book chapters published in international journals, including Gastroenterology, Journal of Clinical Investigations or Gut and has worked as a reviewer for numerous journals and organizations. He invented and started the first German IBD nursing course in 2008, still running successfully since then.

Lydia White has been the IBD nursing lead at the John Radcliffe Hospital tertiary referral unit in Oxford for over 10 years growing the nursing service to a team well integrated with the wider multidisciplinary team and supporting a the large cohort of IBD patients. She has done-post graduate education in Advanced Gastro-Intestinal Nursing at Kings College London and Oxford Brookes University and now holds a Master’s degree and independent prescribing qualification in the specialty.

Ms White has also been involved in IBD nursing at regional, national and international levels in networking, project work and speaking. She started and chaired the South Central regional Royal College of Nursing IBD group, has been part of guidelines including the European consensus statement on the role of the IBD nurse. She was also privileged to serve on the Nursing European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisational (NECCO) board for a term and has been a regular speaker in the NECCO school and related activities. At present Lydia is on a career break from Oxford to set up an IBD nursing service in New Zealand while contributing to the national role descriptors and its’ recognition as a burgeoning specialty there.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Inflammatory Bowel Disease Nursing Manual
  • Editors Andreas Sturm
    Lydia White
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-75021-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-75022-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 495
  • Number of Illustrations 22 b/w illustrations, 59 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Nursing
    Abdominal Surgery
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