Restructuring Healthcare Delivery to Meet the Outpatient Ostomy Patient Needs: Strategies for Success
Release Date: January 30, 2019 Expiration Date: January 30, 2022
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 endorsement of any commercial product or service.
To Receive Credit: 1. Complete the activity in its entirety. 2. Complete/submit the evaluation. 3. Print out your certificate and/or save to your computer. It will also be saved to your CEC account.
Post-operative complications occur in 71% of ileostomy and 43% of colostomy patients. Providing outpatient ostomy clinic services is essential in monitoring and resolving these complications. An outpatient clinic allows the WOC nurse to continue patient education, provide regular assessments and interventions, address stoma-related problems, and avoid hospital re-admissions rates. Improving patient access to the outpatient ostomy clinic in collaboration with surgical physician services, to enhance patient outcomes, decrease readmission rates and improve patient satisfaction.
This session explores the process that WVU Medicine went through to set up such a clinic, and will provide the viewer with tangible outcomes data.
Learning Objective: Through this program, the learner will acquire the necessary information to formulate a plan for establishment of an outpatient ostomy clinic..
The planners for this session reported no relevant relationships with commercial interest organizations.
This presentation was reviewed to ensure no bias was present.
Commercial Support or Non-Commercial Sponsorship: There is no commercial support or non-commercial sponsorship for this activity.
MSN-Ed, RN, APRN, FNP-BC, CWOCN,
West Virginia University Medicine