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.
Target Audience: RN, Nurse Practitioners, Health Care Professionals who work with WOC patients.
To Receive Credit:
Complete the activity in its entirety.
Complete/submit the posttest and evaluation.
Receive a passing score of 70% or more to receive credit.
Print out your certificate and/or save to your computer. It will also be saved to your CEC account.
Program Overview: Parastomal hernias can be a perplexing and frustrating problem for those with an ostomy. This session will describe the etiology of parastomal hernias and their impact on patient quality of life. Both the surgical and the WOC nurse perspectives will be presented, including indications and options for medical or surgical interventions. A surgeon will describe methods for prevention and repair, together with outcomes. The WOC nurse will address challenges to stable, successful pouching, and management techniques that address these challenges.
The learner will better understand strategies that can be used to improve ostomy issues for patients with parastomal hernias.
Disclosures: The planners and faculty 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.
Chairman, Department of Surgery,
Drexel University College of Medicine
MSN RN CWOCN,
WOC Clinical Nurse Specialist,
Drexel University Dept of Surgery