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WOCNext 2019


Bowel Program for Spinal Cord Injury Patients in the Acute Care Setting: Perspectives from a Continence Nurse and Trauma Psychologist


Jun 23, 2019 3:05pm ‐ Jun 23, 2019 4:05pm


Credits: None available.

Standard: $5.00

Description

New Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) patients have many obstacles to overcome. Managing their bowel program is just one of many. Costly complications such as bowel ileus and multiple hospital admissions can be improved with early intervention by a multi-disciplinary team.

Learner Outcome:

  • Learn how to navigate obstacles when initiating a bowel program with SCI patients.
  • Learn how to identify psychosocial risk and protective factors that impact patients with neurogenic injuries.
  • Improve skills in gathering information from a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Improve understanding of an effective bowel regimen with SCI patients.
  • EBP interventions.
  • Roles of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Tips and tools to evaluate patients and results.

    Speaker(s):

    • Jessica George, PhD, Trauma Psychologist, Parkland Health and Hospital System
    • Swann Waterhouse, BSN, RN, CWOCN, WOC Nurse, Parkland Health and Hospital System

    Credits

    Credits: None available.

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