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Challenges for the Ostomate: The Science Behind Maintaining Nutrition for Fecal and Urinary Diversions

Date: December 16, 2020

Time: 01:00PM - 02:00PM

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Nutrition management of a patient with a new or existing ostomy or continent diversion presents a special challenge to the clinician. It is critical to understand what constitutes normal function in each type of ostomy, continent urine and bowel ( J-pouch, K-pouch) diversions and how best to intervene when complications such as malnutrition, dehydration, and electrolyte depletion arise. Appropriate and well-planned nutrition support regimens can help optimize the patient’s nutritional status and improve nutrient and medication absorption.

Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this educational program, the learner will understand the nutrition management principles involved with each type of fecal and urinary diversions to plan appropriate nutrition interventions.

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

  • Mrs. Arlene Escuro, MS, RD, LD, CNSC, FAND, Advanced Practice II Dietitian, Cleveland Clinic

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 (includes .50 pharmacology credit)

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

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.