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Discharge Planning for a Patient with a New Ostomy: Best Practice for Clinicians
This document is designed for the non WOC nurse as a guideline to ensure that a comprehensive ostomy education is provided for a patient with a new ostomy before being discharged. It is intended to guide nurses through teaching patients how to order ostomy supplies and includes information about ostomy manufacturers and other support resources that are helpful with the transition of care from hospital to home.
Other included information: basic ostomy skills such as emptying and changing the pouching system, diet, medications, gas and odor, signs and symptoms of complications.
Located in the WOCN Bookstore in a printed version.
Member Price: $20
Nonmember Price: $25
Management of Wounds in Patients with Lower-Extremity Arterial Disease: WOCN Clinical Practice Guideline Series
This clinical practice guideline is intended for use by physicians, nurses, therapists and other healthcare professionals working with adults who have (or are at risk) for wounds due to lower-extremity arterial disease. It is meant to support clinical practice and the overall goal is to provide research-based information that will improve cost-effective patient outcomes and stimulate increased wound research.
It was based on the best available evidence at the time it was written.
Methods of Wound Debridement: Best Practice for Clinicians
This document serves as a clinicians' quick reference to the implementation, clinical settings, outcomes, etc. for the different types of wound debridements. It will provide each clinician a concise view and points to consider when wound debridement is deemed necessary for patients needing wound management, treatment and healing.
This document will add to the knowledge of the WOC nurse and non-WOC nurse when caring for stoma complications. In this document, seven complications of stomas are described. Each complication includes categories of: assessment with identifying characteristics; nursing interventions describing prevention and treatment; and patient/caregiver education.
Urostomy Products and Tips: Best Practice for Clinicians
This document was developed as a resource for nurses and other healthcare providers who care for patients with urostomies. It provides a brief description of the features of different types of pouching systems (i.e., pouch and skin barrier) and accessories. This overview also includes advantages, disadvantages,and special considerations for the use of different types of pouching systems. Additionally, it includes tips for routine pouch care including: emptying the pouch, plus attaching, detaching, and cleaning of drainage collection containers.
The purpose of these position statements, developed by the WOCN Society in collaboration with the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) and the American Urological Association (AUA), is to provide a guideline to assist clinicians (especially those who are not surgeons or WOC nurses) in selecting an effective stoma site.
Located in the Document Library for Members-only.
Coming Soon from the WOCN Society
Look out for these new products coming soon:
Atypical Wounds Part IV and Atypical Skin Conditions: Part IV in a Series About Atypical Wound/Skin Conditions
Pediatric Ostomy Complications: Best Practice for Clinicians
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