The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education 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 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.
Print out your certificate and/or save to your computer. It will also be saved to your CEC account.
This program will give the learner a crash course in stoma creation, and will include an overview of several challenges that a medical professional may encounter. By the end of this session, you will understand the technical creation of a stoma, and will recognize how end and loop stomas differ in the technical creation. You will also learn about patient factors that challenge the surgeon's ability to create a stoma, and will be able to identify potential marking issues for appropriate stoma creation. Finally, you will learn communication skills that will allow you to collaborate with surgeons for the benefit of the patient undergoing stoma creation.
Understand the technical creation of a stoma and how patient factors may challenge the surgeon's ability to create an appropriate stoma.
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.
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Loma Linda University; Chief of Colorectal Surgery VA Hospital Loma LindaP,
Loma Linda University, VA Hospital Loma Linda