Nursing: Ostomy Management, 3rd Edition
29.95
Online
Elective
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About the Course:
This course provides nurses caring for patients with an ostomy, or ostomates, with a synopsis of incontinent urinary and fecal diversion, with a brief discussion of continent diversions, and also serves as an ostomy management primer.  A review of relevant gastrointestinal (GI) and urinary system anatomy is included.  Disease processes or conditions requiring the surgical formation of an ostomy are summarized, along with a brief description of GI and urinary surgical procedures. Surgical aspects of stoma creation and post-operative care and management are included, with an emphasis on comprehensive stoma assessment, potential post-operative and peristomal complications, interventions, and how to choose the best appliance.  The course concludes with patient education considerations, goal setting, discharge planning, and how to help the patient prepare for life with an ostomy.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Describe fecal and urinary diversions and circumstances requiring diversion construction.
  • Discuss post-operative ostomy assessment, management, and documentation.
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of ostomy complications and relevant nursing interventions.
  • Discuss education of patients adapting to life with an ostomy.                               
About the Author:
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, continence, and foot care nurse. Dr. Weideman earned her BSN from Duquesne University, her MBA from Robert Morris University, and her DNP from Duquesne University.

How to receive credit:
  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 5-hour commitment of time.
  • Depending on your state requirements you will be asked to complete either:
    • An affirmation that you have completed the educational activity
    • A mandatory test (a passing score of 70 percent is required). Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory Self-Assessment and Course Evaluation
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Disclosures:
Resolution of Conflict of Interest
In accordance with the ANCC Standards for Commercial Support for continuing education, Elite implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Elite not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

Disclaimer
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition ©2019: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Elite Professional Education, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Elite Professional Education, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Elite Professional Education, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing, but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.
 
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Ostomy Management, 3rd Edition - N29234

29.95
About the Course:
This course provides nurses caring for patients with an ostomy, or ostomates, with a synopsis of incontinent urinary and fecal diversion, with a brief discussion of continent diversions, and also serves as an ostomy management primer.  A review of relevant gastrointestinal (GI) and urinary system anatomy is included.  Disease processes or conditions requiring the surgical formation of an ostomy are summarized, along with a brief description of GI and urinary surgical procedures. Surgical aspects of stoma creation and post-operative care and management are included, with an emphasis on comprehensive stoma assessment, potential post-operative and peristomal complications, interventions, and how to choose the best appliance.  The course concludes with patient education considerations, goal setting, discharge planning, and how to help the patient prepare for life with an ostomy.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Describe fecal and urinary diversions and circumstances requiring diversion construction.
  • Discuss post-operative ostomy assessment, management, and documentation.
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of ostomy complications and relevant nursing interventions.
  • Discuss education of patients adapting to life with an ostomy.                               
About the Author:
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, continence, and foot care nurse. Dr. Weideman earned her BSN from Duquesne University, her MBA from Robert Morris University, and her DNP from Duquesne University.

How to receive credit:
  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 5-hour commitment of time.
  • Depending on your state requirements you will be asked to complete either:
    • An affirmation that you have completed the educational activity
    • A mandatory test (a passing score of 70 percent is required). Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory Self-Assessment and Course Evaluation
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Disclosures:
Resolution of Conflict of Interest
In accordance with the ANCC Standards for Commercial Support for continuing education, Elite implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Elite not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

Disclaimer
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition ©2019: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Elite Professional Education, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Elite Professional Education, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Elite Professional Education, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing, but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.