For decades ostomy patient care has been described as an "art" rather than a science. Tradition has guided approaches to patient care interventions. With the advent of evidence-based practice, ostomy science has accelerated. This presentation will synthesize themes and findings from current ostomy science.
Explore themes of ostomy science research and associated findings.
Janice M. Beitz, PhD, RN, CS, CNOR, CWOCN-AP, CRNP, APNC, ANEF, FNAP, FAAN, Professor of Nursing, WOCNEP Director, Rutgers University School of Nursing, Camden
Stephanie Yates, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, CWOCN, Adult Nurse Practitioner/WOC Nurse, Duke University Cancer Center
The barrier on an ostomy pouch is the critical element that provides for both skin protection and a secure seal. Selection of an appropriate barrier must be based on assessment of the patient's stomal height, os location, abdominal contours, type and volume of output, and skin characteristics. This session will provide clear guidelines for selection of the best barrier and pouching system for an individual patient.
Use current evidence and assessment data to select the best barrier and pouching system for an individual patient.
This session introduces the recently released nutrition guide developed by the United Ostomy Association of America. During the presentation, the many improvements to the comprehensive guide will be identified and discussed, including resources, links and takeaways for specific groups of individuals living with an ostomy.
At the completion of this session, the learner can discuss the content of "Eating with an Ostomy: A Comprehensive Nutrition Guide for Those Living with an Ostomy" including specific diet and medication recommendations.
Mary Arnold Long, DNP, APRN, CRRN, CWOCN-AP, ACNS-BC, Wound, Ostomy, Continence Clinical Nurse Specialist, Relias
There is a plethora of accessories available for ostomy pouching and management. During this session we will explore the use and properties of various accessories, when to use and when to eliminate. Knowing that informed clinical decisions regarding accessories will ultimately effect individual's quality of life it is imperative for the clinician to understand pros and cons of accessory products.
Identify the role of accessories in attaining a secure pouching seal and maintaining healthy peristomal skin.
The Peristomal Skin Assessment Guide for Clinicians is a mobile tool that provides basic guidance to clinicians on identifying and treating common peristomal skin complications, including instructions for patient care and conditions that warrant referral to a WOC/NSWOC (Nurse Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence).
Utilize Peristomal Skin Assessment Guide (PSAG) to support differential assessment and management of peristomal skin complications.