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Parastomal Hernias: A Surgeon and WOC Nurse Perspective

Oct 16, 2019 1:00pm ‐ Oct 16, 2019 2:00pm

Credits: None available.


Program Description:

Parastomal hernia development is a common complication for a patient with a stoma. This session with will review the incidence, clinical presentation, risk factors, workup and surgical and non-surgical treatment of the ostomy patient with a parastomal hernia. The management of the patient with a parastomal hernia is a challenge that should be managed by both a surgeon and a WOC nurse to support the best outcome.

Contact Hour(s): 1.00

Learning Objectives:
Upon successful completion of this educational program, the learner should be able to:

  • Discuss risk factors, clinical assessment, workup and surgical and non surgical interventions available for the person with a parastomal hernia.

This webinar is supported by an educational grant from Hollister, Incorporated. The WOCN® Society does not endorse specific products and services.


  • Janice C. Colwell, APRN, CWOCN, FAAN, Advanced Practice Nurse Ostomy and Wound Care, University of Chicago Medicine
  • Dr. Neil Hyman, MD, Co-director, Center for Digestive Diseases, The University of Chicago Medicine


Credits: None available.

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