Target Audience: RN, Nurse Practitioners, Health Care Professionals who work with WOC patients.
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.
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: 1. Complete the activity in its entirety. 2. Complete/submit the posttest and evaluation. 3. Receive a passing score of 70% or more to receive credit. 4. Print out your certificate and/or save to your computer. It will also be saved to your CEC account.
Program Overview: This session will discuss the surgical options for patients with ulcerative colitis, postoperative management, ostomy and pharmacoligcal management. The ileal pouch anal anastomosis procedure (IPAA) is often staged in 1, 2 or 3 steps depending on patient acuity, indeterminate diagnosis, or body size. Follow up management involves digital exams, diet and bowel diaries, use of medications and ongoing patient education to ensure a successful and satisfactory outcome with the IPAA procedure. The nurse will develop an awareness of IPAA complications, issues in patient management and treatment that is evidenced based.
Learning Objectives: Upon successful completion of this educational program, the learner should be able to: 1. Describe the surgical indications and options for patients with ulcerative colitis. 2. Assess the potential complications and associated interventions/pharmacological treatments with an IPAA. 3. Apply the recommended follow up management of patients with an IPAA.
Disclosures: Michele Rubin, APN, CNS, CGRN, Mary Naccarato, PhD(c), RN, CCNS, CEN, Helen Werner, PhD, RN, and Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN, have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships or conflicts of interest with commercial interests related directly or indirectly to this educational activity.
Commercial Support or Non-Commercial Sponsorship: There is no commercial support or non-commercial sponsorship for this activity.