This session will provide the learner with a review of the evidence for stoma site marking. Presentation will include site marking of the difficult abdomen including those with obesity, scarring from injury or previous surgeries, narrow or impaired rectus muscle, skin wrinkles and creases, pregnancy, and hernias. Case studies and video demonstration of the abdominal assessment and site marking will be included.
Describe the importance of stoma site marking and the current state of the science with regard to site marking
Explain the assessment needed to mark the difficult abdomen
Describe the need to individualize the marking with consideration for body contours, lifestyle and occupational considerations, mobility and patient preferences
MSN, RN, CWOCN,
Duke University Health System,