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PLEASE NOTE: In accordance with accreditation criteria, credit will not be awarded for completion of this course beyond 12/31/2018.
Expiration Date: December 31, 2018
This course provides a synopsis of incontinent urinary and fecal diversion, and a management primer to facilitate care of patients with an ostomy. The information provided in this course is intended to enhance the healthcare provider’s knowledge and to present clinical strategies, from postoperative day one, to discharge and beyond. Improved awareness of how specific ostomies function will help the healthcare provider to anticipate patient needs.
This course is intended for any healthcare provider who participates in the care of patients with an ostomy (also called ostomates). Course content focuses on incontinent fecal and urinary diversions with a brief discussion of continent diversions. A review of relevant gastrointestinal and urinary system anatomy is included. Clinical “pearls” that pertain to each topic are integrated throughout. Disease processes or conditions that call for surgical formation of an ostomy are summarized along with a brief description of gastrointestinal and urinary surgical procedures. Surgical aspects of stoma creation and postoperative care and management are included with emphasis on comprehensive stoma assessment, potential postoperative and peristomal complications, interventions, and how to choose the best appliance. The course concludes with consideration of patient education, goal setting, discharge planning, and how to help the patient prepare for life with an ostomy.
- Describe incontinent fecal and urinary diversions, including the various types of stomas
- Discuss postoperative ostomy assessment and care, including the selection and management of ostomy pouching systems
- Discuss the signs and symptoms of ostomy complications and relevant nursing interventions
Yvonne L. Weideman, DNP, RN, CNE, CWON, CFCN, has more than 30 years of diverse nursing experience in home care, home infusion, nursing administration, and nursing education. Currently, Dr. Weideman is a full-time Assistant Clinical Professor at Duquesne University. Her primary area of clinical focus is wound and ostomy nursing, and she is board certified as a wound, ostomy, and foot care nurse. Dr. Weideman earned her BSN from Duquesne University, her MBA from Robert Morris University, and her DNP from Duquesne University.
- Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
- You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
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