The post op phenomena of a high-output ileostomy is challenging for both patient and staff and requires the involvement and expertise of the WOC Nurse. In the post-acute setting it takes vigilance and skill to avoid patient dehydration and readmission. In this session, hear from a renown colorectal surgeon who will explain the pathophysiology related to the phenomenon and the step-wise pharmacological interventions from her practice along with rationale. An acute care WOC nurse will outline the care priorities and education strategies employed prior to discharge and an advanced practice WOC Nurse provider will share an outpatient regimen for follow-up, monitoring of laboratory values and rehydration to avoid readmission. Join this session to ensure your practice is up-to-date regarding this post-operative conundrum.
The learner will apply care concepts to individualize the management and treatment of patients with high output ileostomies across the continuum, focusing on prevention of dehydration and hospital readmission.