Patients undergoing ostomy surgery need an enormous amount of information in order to function safely following surgery. Changes in healthcare systems have led to shorter hospital stays with less opportunity to provide the needed didactic and hands-on practice. Information must be prioritized and resources provided for ongoing education at a pace where the patient can absorb it. This session will assist the care provider to plan, prioritize, and present the needed information in a useable format and appropriate timeframe.
At the conclusion of this session, learners will be able to better prioritize essential teaching points for patients following ostomy surgery, building on prior knowledge.
MSN, RN, ANP-BC, CWOCN,
Wound and Ostomy Nurse Practitioner,
Duke University Hospital Cancer Center