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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.



Objectives:
  • Explore myths of ostomy experience and themes of ostomy science research and associated findings.
Saturday
OD02 - Best Practice of Peristomal Skin Health
10:30am - 11:00am Eastern - October 2, 2021 | Room: V200 Craig C
Track: O
Credits Available: 0.50 Contact Hours

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.



Objectives:
  • The learner will be able to describe at least 3 best practices to promote healthy peristomal skin.
Saturday
OD03 - Product Selection: The Journey To "Best Fit"
11:00am - 12:15pm Eastern - October 2, 2021 | Room: V300 Owen M
Track: O
Credits Available: 1.25 Contact Hours

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.



Objectives:
  • Demonstrate how to choose products to minimize leaks by understanding the principles of pouching.
Saturday
OD04 - Return to Life: Focus: Nutrition and Activity
12:30pm - 01:00pm Eastern - October 2, 2021 | Room: V100 Ryan B
Track: O
Credits Available: 0.50 Contact Hours

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.



Objectives:
  • The learner will integrate focused ostomy care counseling for dietary modifications and activity that will promote optimal health, healing and quality of life.
Saturday
OD05 - Return to Life: Focus: Sex and Intimacy
01:00pm - 01:45pm Eastern - October 2, 2021 | Room: V200 Craig C
Track: O
Credits Available: 0.75 Contact Hours

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.



Objectives:
  • 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.
Saturday
OD06 - "X" Marks the Spot: Guidelines for Stoma Site Marking
01:45pm - 02:45pm Eastern - October 2, 2021 | Room: V300 Owen M
Track: O
Credits Available: 1.00 Contact Hours

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.

Contact Hours: 1.00



Objectives:
  • Describe benefits and guidelines for preoperative stoma site marking.
Saturday
OD07 - Knowledge Transfer/Teaching: Plans, Priorities and Preferences
03:00pm - 04:00pm Eastern - October 2, 2021 | Room: V100 Ryan B
Track: O
Credits Available: 1.00 Contact Hours

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.

Contact Hours: 1.00



Objectives:
  • 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.
Saturday

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.



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