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WOCN Continuing Education

Bowel Management in Acute and Critical Care

Nov 3, 2020 12:01am ‐ Nov 3, 2023 11:59pm

Credits: None available.

Standard: $25.00
Members: $0.00


Credits (Post Test and/or Evaluation Required)

Release Date: 11/03/2020

Expiration Date: 11/03/2023

Credit Information:

Nurses – ANCC Accreditation Statements

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.

Program Overview:

The incidence range of fecal incontinence in acute care settings has been reported as 17%-33%. Patients with fecal incontinence commonly report anxiety, shame and embarrassment over the condition. Their families and significant others become distressed over odor and the obvious discomfort of their loved one. Caring for acutely or critically ill patients with fecal incontinence consumes substantial caregiver time and cost related to linen, laundry, absorptive and containment products and skin care products. In addition to patient and family dissatisfaction, adverse outcomes associated with fecal incontinence include spread of pathogens, infection, increased length of stay, falls, and pressure injuries. WOC nurses are uniquely qualified to improve outcomes for this patient population by initiate interventions aimed at skin protection, containment and management of modifiable factors related to FI.

Learning Outcomes:

In the post activity evaluation, the learner will report increased understanding of three management strategies for fecal incontinence including skin protection, containment or modifiable factors for the patients in acute care.


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.


Category: Continence


  • 0.75 - Contact Hours
  • 0.00 - Pharmacology

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