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WOCNow: Do You Know the Correct Technique for Obtaining Urine Samples from a Stoma?

Tuesday, November 27, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Becky Carroll
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November 21, 2018
Updated Version Now Available: Catheterization of an Ileal or Colon Conduit Stoma
Due to the small number of people with a urostomy, clinicians may not be familiar with the correct technique to obtain a urine sample from a stoma to test for a urinary tract infection (UTI). Catheterization of an Ileal or Colon Conduit Stoma: Best Practice for Clinicians provides a quick and easy resource for correct technique with and without use of a catheter.

Included at the end of this document is the Urostomy Urine Sample Collection Instruction Card, which provides instructions for a patient to provide to the person collecting the urine specimen.

Catheterization of an Ileal or Colon Conduit Stoma: Best Practice for Clinicians is an updated version to the 2012 document. This document is available to view and download in the WOCN Document Library under the "Ostomy" section.
Flexible Schedule at WOCNext 2019
The WOCNext 2019 event schedule has varied educational sessions ranging from 30, 60, and 90-minutes in length. This flexible schedule allows attendees to "build their own experience" that best suites their needs to gain insight on how to treat patients at every step of their health care journey.

Read this Q&A with National Conference Planning Committee Chair, Sunniva Zaratkiewicz, PhD, RN, CWCN, to find out what else is new at WOCNext 2019!
The event schedule is a preliminary program that will be updated frequently. Please continue to check  wocnext.org  for updated information.
Earn Free CE Credits
Free CE
Register for the next two rebroadcasts of ostomy care sessions originally presented at the WOCN Society's 50th Annual Conference.

As a reminder, each session will include a live Q&A period with the speaker(s) and participants will receive 1.00 contact hours upon successful completion of each session.

WOC Nursing Management of Parastomal Hernias
David Stein, MD
Jo Catanzaro, MSN, RN CWOCN
November 28, 2018, 1:00-2:00 PM ET
1.0 contact hours
 
Helping Teens Process the Ostomy Event
Lynn D. Mohr, PhD, APRN, PCNS-BC, CPN
December 19, 2018, 12:00-1:00 PM ET
1.0 contact hours

Share these learning opportunities with your colleagues!
UOAA'S The Phoenix Nurse's Edition
Enjoy this free nurse's edition of The Phoenix, the official magazine of the United Ostomy Associations of America, Inc. (UOAA).

Hot topics in this issue include:

Urostomy 101
The basic facts and advice for living with a urostomy
Janice C. Colwell, MS, RN, CWOCN, FAAN
Malou De Ocampo, RN, CWOCN, APN

Rebuilding Core Strength - Part 2
Safely regain and improve abdominal fitness
Trish Massart, RHN, CPT

Temporary Stomas
How these ostomies function and are reversed
David E. Beck, MD

Increase Wear Time
Five steps to lengthen the time between pouch changes
Monica Chen, BSN, RN, CWOCN

Ostomy Deodorants
Products that can manage this common challenge
Nick Mihalapolous, PhD
Jason Mihalapolous, MPH, MBS, MS

First Aid Kit
What to have on hand for skin breakdowns
Linda Coulter, MS, BSN, RN, CWOCN 
FOW-USA 2018 Service Awards
Congratulations to FOW-USA Board Members Cheryl Sparks and Heather Martinek on receiving the 2018 Service Awards for outstanding contributions to the FOW-USA mission. Please see below for messages from Shelly Miller, director of FOW-USA, about Cheryl and Heather.

"Cheryl has been a National Board member for two years. Cheryl volunteers in the FOW-USA Louisville, KY, warehouse at least three days a week where she answers the phone line, and handles the questions and requests. In addition to the daily routine of unpacking and packing supplies, she sends thank you letters to the people who have made product donations, and picks up ostomy supplies within a 25-mile radius of Louisville. She is personally responsible for recruiting 9-10 of our warehouse volunteers, which include members of the local ostomy support group as well as retired WOC nurses. Cheryl is currently President of the UOAA Kentuckiana Chapter Support Group. One thing is for sure, when she volunteers for something you know that it will be done with a smile."

"Heather is a Board member who dons many hats, in addition to her full-time position as Assistant Chief Operations Officer, for the WOCN Society. She is a vital member of the FOW-USA public relations committee and is the face of all of our social media efforts. If it were not for Heather our Facebook page would not exist. She is also on our database committee and oversees all of the data entry. Her insights and contributions to today’s marketing needs help keep us on track and in the 21st century!"
Dates & Deadlines
November 28, 2018
1:00 PM ET

December 19, 2018
12:00 PM ET
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The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15115.
 
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