For decades heath care professionals and the general public have had misconceptions about ostomy surgery. Tradition has guided recommendations for ostomy management. With the advent of evidence-based practice, ostomy science has accelerated. This presentation will synthesize themes and findings from current ostomy science about living with a diversion.
Contact Hours: 0.75
The learner will be able to express increased confidence in understanding myths of ostomy experience and themes of current ostomy science on quality of life for ostomates.
PhD, RN, CS, CNOR, CWOCN-AP, CRNP, ANEF, FNAP, FAAN,
Professor of Nursing and WOCNEP Director,
Rutgers University Camden
MS, RN, ACNS-BC, CWOCN,
Advanced Practice Nurse Wound Ostomy Continence,
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital