WOCN Webinars

(O405) Ostomates Without Borders: Nurse Practitioner Led Independent Ostomy Clinic

Oct 24, 2018 12:00pm ‐ Oct 24, 2018 1:00pm

Standard: Free


There is a shortage of nurse practitioner-staffed ostomy clinics that serve patients who had their surgery at another facility or years previously. This lecture will describe an inclusive model for outpatient ostomy care to serve this population. As length of stay decreases, ostomy patients are being discharged home with complex ostomy needs. Most are cancer survivors. This forgotten and underserved community is entitled to care and counseling from a certified ostomy practitioner. Nurse practitioners are uniquely positioned to evaluate ostomy-related medical conditions, educate patients and their caregivers, and prescribe appropriate products and treatments in the outpatient setting.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will have a better understanding of the challenges ostomates face in the outpatient setting and the obstacles to establishing a nurse practitioner led outpatient ostomy clinic.

‚ÄčCredits: 1.00 Contact Hours


  • Stephanie Ingram, BS, RN, CWOCN, WOC Nurse Specialist, Mt. Sinai Beth Israel
  • Rebecca Poleshuck, FNP-BC, CWOCN, Wound and Continence Specialist, Mount Sinai Beth Israel
  • Michael Willis, RN, CWON, DNP, ANP-C, Wound Ostomy Specialists, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center

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Debra Kaniewski
12/15/18 5:27 pm

How do I get credit for watching this broadcast. I don't see an evaluation form or test like I do when I attend a scheduled rebroadcast. Thank you debbie kaniewski debbie.kaniewski@att.net