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This basic-level course is written by ostomy experts who share their knowledge and expertise on managing ostomies. It is packed with detailed practical information that will enable rehabilitation professionals to work more effectively with patients with an ostomy. Self-management considerations are also discussed. Clinical tips are highlighted throughout to provide clinical strategies from post op day one to discharge and beyond. Content is based on best practice guidelines from the Wound Ostomy and Continence Clinical Practice Ostomy Subcommittee; United Ostomy Associations of America; and the Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society.
AOTA Content Focus - OT Process: Evaluation & Intervention
- 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 ways to assist a patient who is adjusting to life with an ostomy
Yvonne L. Weideman, DNP, RN
, has over 25 years of diverse nursing experience in home care, obstetrics, and home infusion. Additionally, Dr. Weideman has specialized as a wound, ostomy, and continence nurse. Currently, Dr. Weideman is an assistant clinical professor at Duquesne University; she was one of the initial clinical instructors in the community-based program. Her work with students and the American Cancer Society in providing cancer prevention education in under-served communities led to her receiving the American Cancer Society’s Community Impact Award and Cancer Control Merit Award.
Debra J. Dunn, BSN, RN, CWON-NP is a certified wound ostomy nurse. She earned a bachelor of science degree in nursing at La Roche College in Pittsburgh, PA and successfully completed the course of study at Cleveland Clinic’s R.B. Turnbull School of Wound Ostomy Continence nursing. She is currently finishing her post-graduate course of study at Duquesne University in the Family Nurse Practitioner Program. Ms. Dunn has provided direct patient care to ostomy patients in the acute care and outpatient settings for the past 4 years.
Alicia L. Culleiton, DNP, RN, CNE is an assistant clinical professor at the Duquesne University School of Nursing. Alicia has actively instructed nursing students in the acute and long-term settings for 8 years, thus being exposed to a variety of clients requiring some form of ostomy care. Her primary areas of clinical interest are emergency/trauma and critical care nursing, and she has 19 years of experience in those fields. Dr. Culleiton earned her BSN from the Catholic University of America, her MSN in Nursing Administration and Nursing Education from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and her DNP from Chatham University.
- Courses must be completed within one (1) year of the date of purchase.
- 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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- All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
- There are no prerequisites for this course.