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WOCNext 2022

S06 - S06: Challenge your past understanding of convexity and imagine a new approach

Jun 6, 2022 7:00am ‐ Jun 6, 2022 8:30am


Supported by Coloplast Corp.

Ostomy care nurses use multiple clinical parameters and clinical judgement, based on evolving education and experience, to help each patient find the best pouching system to minimize leakage. Ideally, this process is based on clinical practice guidelines; however, when it comes to the use of convexity as a first-line choice there is a lack of guidance in the post-operative period. In this session, you will hear from a panel of experts as they discuss the use of a convex pouching system in the post-operative period – including the immediate (0-8 days), post-operative (9-30 days), and transition (31-180 days) periods - based on their involvement in a recent national consensus.

Learning Objective:
  • The learner will be able to recognize when to consider the use of convexity for their patients, including in the immediate post-operative period.


  • Janice C. Colwell, APRN, CWOCN, FAAN, Advanced Practice Nurse Ostomy and Wound Care, University of Chicago Medicine
  • Mikel Gray, PhD, FNP, PNP, CUNP, CCCN, FAANP, FAAN, Professor and Nurse Practitioner, University of Virginia
  • Bethany McDade, MS, RN, AGPCNP-BC, CWON, Nurse Practitioner, Beaumont Health
  • Terran Sims, MSN, ACNP-C, CNN-BC, COCN-C, Nurse Practitioner GU Oncology, University of Virginia Dept. of Urology
  • Janet Stoia Davis, RN, CWOCN, FCN, WOC Nurse Consultant, Stoia Consultants

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