Parastomal Hernias: A Surgeon and WOC Nurse Perspective

Date: October 16, 2019

Time: 01:00PM - 02:00PM

You must be registered to participate!

Session Description:

Parastomal hernia development is a common complication for a patient with a stoma. This session will review the incidence, clinical presentation, risk factors, workup and surgical and non-surgical treatment of the ostomy patient with a parastomal hernia. The management of the patient with a parastomal hernia is a challenge that should be managed by both a surgeon and a WOC nurse to support the best outcome.

Learning Objectives:
Upon successful completion of this educational program, the learner should be able to:

  • The learner will be able to discuss risk factors, clinical assessment, workup and surgical and non surgical interventions available for the person with a parastomal hernia.

This webinar is supported by an educational grant from Hollister, Incorporated. The WOCN® Society does not endorse specific products and services.

  • Janice C. Colwell, RN, MS, APRN, CWOCN, FAAN, Ostomy & Wound Care Advanced Practice Nurse, University of Chicago Medicine
  • Neil Hyman, MD, Co-director, Center for Digestive Diseases, The University of Chicago Medicine

Credit Information:

Nurses – ANCC and CBRN Accreditation Statements

The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15115.

Contact Hour(s): 1.00

DISCLAIMER: Accreditation refers to educational content only and does not imply ANCC, CBRN or WOCN Society endorsement of any commercial product or service.

Target Audience: RN, Nurse Practitioners, Health Care Professionals who work with WOC patients.

To Receive Credit:

  • Complete the activity in its entirety
  • Complete/submit the online evaluation
  • Print out your certificate and/or save to your computer. It will also be saved to your CEC account


The planners and faculty for this program have nothing to disclose unless listed below. All potential Conflicts of Interest have been reviewed by the Lead Nurse Planner, Nurse Planner, and Director of Education, and resolved according to the WOCN Society policy to ensure that no bias exists as a result of disclosed relevant financial relationships with Commercial Interest Organizations.

  • Neil Hyman does not have any relevant relationships to disclose.
  • Jan Colwell has the following relevant relationships(s) to disclose:
    • Consultant and speaker for Hollister and Coloplast
    • Received honorarium