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Conference Insider: Improving Health for Underserved Ostomy Population

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The Conference Insider
February 28, 2018
Learn the Challenges Underserved Ostomates Face

Member Spotlight Speaker
Member Spotlight Speaker 

Ostomates Without Borders: Nurse Practitioner Led Independent Ostomy Clinic
Tuesday, Jun. 5, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
1.0 Contact Hour

Stephanie Ingram, BS, RN, CWOCN, Rebecca Poleshuck, FNP-BC, CWOCN, and Michael Willis, DNP, APRN-BC, CCRN, CEN,
will be presenting this member spotlight session.

Why is this topic important to the WOC nurse and/or the non-WOC nurse?
Among New York City hospital systems there is a shortage of nurse practitioner led ostomy clinics that serves ostomy patients who had their ostomy surgery at an outside facility. We are proposing a new model for ostomy care in the outpatient setting. As length of stay decreases, ostomy patients are being discharged home with complex ostomy needs. Most are cancer survivors. This forgotten and underserved community are entitled to care and counseling from a certified ostomy practitioner. Nurse practitioners are uniquely positioned to educate patients and prescribe appropriate products in the outpatient setting.

What do you hope attendees will learn from your session?
We hope attendees will learn from our session the technical expertise and compassion that is required to assist patients living with an ostomy in the community. It requires a team of certified WOC nurses who are advanced practice nurses to care for the patient with a complex stoma. We are training patients or their family members to perform complex skilled nursing care. Attendees will be taught the most common issues patients and their families face in obtaining supplies, diet and basic pouching techniques. Attendees will be made aware of resources that exist in the community and how to advocate for ostomy patients.

How can attendees transform their practice with the information from your session?
The attendees can transform their practice by using evidence-based best practices to improve the health and well-being of an underserved population which is living with an ostomy in the community.
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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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