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WOCN Conference 2017

S04 - Expanding our Reach for Improved Ostomy Patient Outcomes: The Peristomal Skin Assessment Guide

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Standard: Free


Ostomy literature supports that despite advances in surgical techniques, dissemination of best practices, and product innovations, peristomal skin complications are common. Come to this session to learn about an electronic decision making tool that ostomy specialists can share with bedside clinicians in the hospital as well as those working in post acute settings (e.g., home care, ambulatory care and long term care) to provide preventive peristomal skin care by improving assessments and implement simple interventions in the presence of problems. Practice with case studies to ensure your ability to immediately educate others on the use of this tool and improve ostomy patient outcomes.


  • Dorothy Doughty, MN, RN, CWOCN, FAAN, WOC Nurse Instructor and Clinician, Emory University
  • Laurie L. McNichol, MSN, RN, CNS, GNP, CWOCN, CWON-AP, FAAN, Clinical Nurse Specialist/WOC Nurse, Cone Health

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