This special podcast is part of the Ostomy Observations Series, a brand-new 6-part series that is included in the “Educating Today for Exceptional Outcomes Tomorrow” Program and is commercially supported through an educational grant from Hollister Incorporated. On this month’s episode we sit down with Christine Berke, MSN, APRN-NP, CWOCN-AP, AGPCNP-BC to speak about the topic, “In the Thick of It- Modifying Stool Consistency with Fecal Stomas”.
Chris is a Nurse Practitioner at Nebraska Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska. She is a full-time provider in the Wound & Ostomy Clinic and has been instrumental in expanding the services there over the last 13 years. Chris served on the National WOCN® Society Board of Directors for 6 years; for 2 years as a Director and then 4 years as the Secretary. She previously completed a 5-year term on the Advanced Practice Exam Committee of the WOCNCB® and served as the Chair of that Committee for 2 years. During her tenure, she helped developed, write, and launch the 3 inaugural exams for Advanced Practices nurses in the field of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing. She has been a nurse for 39 years, a WOC nurse for 21 years, and an Advanced Practice nurse for 14 years. She has published several WOC-related articles in peer-reviewed journals and has helped co-author two book chapters.
Listen in to learn more about Chris’ experience with stool consistency, principles to follow when managing patients, general categories of medications to help manage patients, and more.
This podcast is part of the Ostomy Observations Podcast Series, a brand-new 6-part series that is included in the “Educating Today for Exceptional Outcomes Tomorrow” Program. Both the podcast series and the Educating Today for Exceptional Outcomes Tomorrow Program are commercially supported through an educational grant from Hollister Incorporated. For additional information, please visit: wocn.org/exceptionaloutcomes. The WOCN® Society does not endorse or support products or services.
View Diet and Nutrition information from the United Ostomy Associations of America (UOAA)
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