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WOCN Continuing Education

Management of the High Output Stoma

Feb 24, 2017 12:00pm ‐ Feb 24, 2017 12:00pm

Expiration Date: Feb 24, 2022

Credits: None available.

Standard: $25.00
Members: $0.00


Release Date: 2/24/2017
Expiration Date: 2/24/2022

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

Credit Information:
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 WOCN Society was awarded Accreditation with Distinction, the highest recognition awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Accreditation Program.

Provider 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 endorsement of any commercial product or service.

To Receive Credit:

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

Program Overview:
Management of the high output stoma is extremely challenging for the clinician, as it is associated with malabsorption, malnutrition, dehydration, reduced quality of life, significant morbidity and mortality, and high health care costs. The etiology can be multifactorial. However, ensuring adequate nutrition and hydration is an integral component of care. Management of these patients is complex and requires an understanding of the physiological alterations that occur in order to understand the treatments employed. Those treatments can include dietary, fluid and pharmacological agents. This presentation will address these physiological alterations along with the roles of nutrition and fluid interventions, and the conventional medications as well as trophic factors enlisted.

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Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this educational program, learners will be able to:

  1. List the clinical consequences of a high output stoma/SBS.
  2. Discuss rationale for the medications commonly used in the management of highoutput ostomy/SBS.
  3. Intervene in a stepwise fashion to optimize both hydration and nutritional status.

Carol Rees Parrish, MS, RD
, has disclosed relevant financial relationship or conflict of interest with commercial interest related directly to this educational activity.

Commercial Support or Non-Commercial Sponsorship:
There is no commercial support or non-commercial sponsorship for this activity.


  • Carol Rees Parrish, MS, RD, Nutrition Support Specialist, University of Virginia Health System
Category: Ostomy


  • 1.42 - Contact Hours
  • 0.00 - Pharmacology

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