WOCN® Ostomy Education Day 2021

Oct 2, 2021 ‐ Oct 2, 2021


While you may not have been able to join us live we are happy to provide you with this archived package so that you don't miss out on the great education. This annual event is a free online experience aimed at celebrating ostomy awareness, dispelling myths, and increasing ostomy education to improve patient outcomes. This package features eight (8) sessions brought to you by experienced wound, ostomy, and continence (WOC) nursing professionals and subject matter experts and will award a total of 6.75 Contact Hours.

Standard: Free

Sessions

Welcome & Don't Want to Myth a Thing: Ostomy Science and Research About Living With An Ostomy

Oct 2, 2021 10:00am ‐ Oct 2, 2021 10:30am

Identification: OD01

Credits: None available.

For decades, health care professionals and the general public have had misconceptions about ostomy surgery. Tradition has guided recommendations for ostomy management. With the advent of evidence-based practice, ostomy science has accelerated. This presentation will synthesize themes and findings from current ostomy research about living with a diversion.

Learning Objective:
  • Explore myths of ostomy experience and themes of ostomy science research and associated findings.
Speaker(s):
  • Dr. Dea J. Kent, DNP, RN, NP-C, CWOCN, Assistant Professor/Director of NP Program, Indiana University Kokomo
  • Dr. Janice M. Beitz, PhD, RN, CS, CNOR, CWOCN-AP, CRNP, ANEF, FNAP, FAAN, Professor of Nursing, Rutgers University School of Nursing-Camden

Best Practice of Peristomal Skin Health

Oct 2, 2021 10:30am ‐ Oct 2, 2021 11:00am

Identification: OD02

Credits: None available.

What is peristomal skin health and what does that mean for me---the WOC nurse? How can I promote healthy peristomal skin and minimize peristomal skin complications in individuals who have an ostomy? This session will describe practical implementation of peristomal skin best practices.

Learning Objective:
  • The learner will be able to describe at least 3 best practices to promote healthy peristomal skin.
Speaker(s):
  • Dr. Joyce Pittman, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, CWOCN, FAAN, Associate Professor, University of South Alabama

Product Selection: The Journey To "Best Fit"

Oct 2, 2021 11:00am ‐ Oct 2, 2021 12:15pm

Identification: OD03

Credits: None available.

Navigating the plethora of pouching systems and accessories available can be overwhelming. Research confirms that leakage is a significant factor in Quality of life when living with an ostomy. Therefore, finding the right fit is paramount but not without its challenges. This session will review the principles of pouching, some of the research and consensus statements available and offer tips on choosing the right system. Join us as we explore how to meet the challenges of attaining a good seal and ultimately impact the quality of life for those living with an ostomy.

Learning Objective:
  • Demonstrate how to choose products to minimize leaks by understanding the principles of pouching.
Speaker(s):

Return to Life: Focus: Nutrition and Activity

Oct 2, 2021 12:30pm ‐ Oct 2, 2021 1:00pm

Identification: OD04

Credits: None available.

This session will focus on creative approaches to integrating nutritional health and resuming activity post ostomy surgery. Providing this focused ostomy education to a diverse group of healthcare consumers may provide various challenges and opportunities. This session will highlight interventions applicable to healthcare consumers in the context of those who are culturally, socially, economically and geographically diverse.

Learning Objective:
  • The learner will integrate focused ostomy care counseling for dietary modifications and activity that will promote optimal health, healing and quality of life.
Speaker(s):

Return to Life: Focus: Sex and Intimacy

Oct 2, 2021 1:00pm ‐ Oct 2, 2021 1:45pm

Identification: OD05

Credits: None available.

Attend this session for “news you can use” in patient education. It is recognized that ostomy surgery has an effect on intimacy and sexuality. Patients and their partners often hesitate to ask members of their care team questions pertaining to sexuality and seek information from other sources that can be less reliable. This session will give guidance for initiating a therapeutic discussion on intimacy and sexuality and provide some limited information to confidently pass along to both patient and partner.

Learning Objective:
  • Initiate discussions pertaining to the sexual concerns of the patient with an ostomy; identify situations for which specific suggestions for intimacy or referral for more intensive therapy are indicated.
Speaker(s):

"X" Marks the Spot: Guidelines for Stoma Site Marking

Oct 2, 2021 1:45pm ‐ Oct 2, 2021 2:45pm

Identification: OD06

Credits: None available.

Rehabilitative care for the ostomy patient begins with preoperative stoma site marking. Selection of an optimal site for the stoma significantly enhances the ability to establish a secure pouching system, which is foundational to quality of life. However, many patients do not receive preop stoma site marking because there is noone on staff who has been taught the principles and procedure. This session will focus on guidelines for stoma site marking.

Learning Objective:
  • Describe benefits and guidelines for preoperative stoma site marking.
Speaker(s):
  • Dorothy Doughty, MN, RN, CWOCN, FAAN, WOC Nurse Instructor and Clinician, Emory University

Knowledge Transfer/Teaching: Plans, Priorities and Preferences

Oct 2, 2021 3:00pm ‐ Oct 2, 2021 4:00pm

Identification: OD07

Credits: None available.

Patients undergoing ostomy surgery need an enormous amount of information in order to function safely following surgery. Changes in healthcare systems have led to shorter hospital stays with less opportunity to provide the needed didactic and hands-on practice. Information must be prioritized and resources provided for ongoing education at a pace where the patient can absorb it. This session will assist the care provider to plan, prioritize, and present the needed information in a useable format and appropriate timeframe.

Learning Objective:
  • At the conclusion of this session, learners will be able to better prioritize essential teaching points for patients following ostomy surgery, building on prior knowledge.
Speaker(s):
  • Mrs. Stephanie Yates, MSN, RN, CWOCN, ANP-BC, Nurse Practitioner - Oncology WOC Nurse, Duke University Hospital Cancer Center

The Peristomal Skin Assessment Guide (PSAG) Decision Support Tool: We’ve Got This!

Oct 2, 2021 4:00pm ‐ Oct 2, 2021 5:15pm

Identification: OD08

Credits: None available.

Peristomal skin complications are very common. Unfortunately, those with ostomies often do not recognize them. The Peristomal Skin Assessment Guide (PSAG) was developed to assist those with or caring for someone with an ostomy in the identification of peristomal skin complications, provide guidance for initial treatment recommendations, and advise when a referral to an ostomy specialist is needed.

Learning Objective:
  • Use the Peristomal Skin Assessment Guide (PSAG) to support differential assessment and management of common peristomal skin complications.
Speaker(s):