This resource supports practice by providing research-based information to improve cost-effective patient outcomes. Topics include types of ostomies, stoma site marking, patient education, pouching options and management, and quality of life for patients.
This clinical practice guideline is intended for use by physicians, nurses, therapists and other health care professionals who work with people who will undergo or have undergone a procedure that results in a fecal ostomy.
The WOCN Society will donate a portion of this purchase to benefit the Scholarship Fund.
The future growth and vitality of wound, ostomy and continence (WOC) nursing is largely dependent on the ability of our professionals to influence key decisions made in our nation's capital. These policy decisions are essential to preserving the future of our practices, our health care facilities, and the patient populations that we serve. To protect our field of nursing, we must develop and deliver effective messages from credible messengers to our elected officials about the quality of our patient care and its importance to the community.
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Coming Soon from the WOCN Society
Look out for new products coming soon:
Atypical Wounds: Part IV
(will be available on the CEC for CE credit)
Discharge Planning for a Patient with a New Ostomy: Best Practice for Clinicians
Methods of Wound Debridement: Best Practice for Clinicians
Reversible Causes of Urinary Incontinence: Best Practice for Clinicians
Stomal Complications: Best Practice for Clinicians
WOCN Society and ASCRS Position
Statement on Preoperative Stoma Site Marking for Patients Undergoing Colostomy or Ileostomy Surgery
WOCN Society and AUA Position Statement on Preoperative Stoma Site Marking for Patients Undergoing Urostomy Surgery
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