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WOCN Continuing Education

Challenges for the Ostomate: The Science Behind Maintaining Nutrition for Fecal and Urinary Diversions

Dec 16, 2020 1:00pm ‐ Dec 16, 2020 2:00pm

Credits: None available.



Nutrition management of a patient with a new or existing ostomy or continent diversion presents a special challenge to the clinician. It is critical to understand what constitutes normal function in each type of ostomy, continent urine and bowel ( J-pouch, K-pouch) diversions and how best to intervene when complications such as malnutrition, dehydration, and electrolyte depletion arise. Appropriate and well-planned nutrition support regimens can help optimize the patient’s nutritional status and improve nutrient and medication absorption.

Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this educational program, the learner will understand the nutrition management principles involved with each type of fecal and urinary diversions to plan appropriate nutrition interventions.

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


  • Mrs. Arlene Escuro, MS, RD, LD, CNSC, FAND, Advanced Practice II Dietitian, Cleveland Clinic


  • 1.00 - Contact Hours

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