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 final series episode, we talk with Jan Colwell, APRN, CWOCN, FAAN, to discuss colostomy irrigation management and best practices.
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.
Read the JWOCN® Evidence-Based Report Card Does Colostomy Irrigation Affect Functional Outcomes and Quality of Life in Persons With a Colostomy?
Read the JWOCN® article Colostomy Irrigation: Current Knowledge and Practice of WOC Nurses
Learn about the Ostomy Care Association (OCA) Program
Jan Colwell, APRN, CWOCN, FAAN, has practiced as a wound and ostomy nurse for over 40 years. Most recently Jas has been the lead ostomy advanced practice nurse in an outpatient ostomy clinic. In her role as an ostomy nurse, Jan has had the opportunity to educate patients on colostomy irrigation and has been part of a research team that has examined the perceptions of ostomy nurses on irrigation. Jan has made many contributions to the field including serving as Past President of WOCN®, Editor and contributor to two ostomy care text books, Ostomy section Editor for the JWOCN®, Principal Investigator on several ostomy related research projects, Author on numerous publications in peer reviewed journals, member of the Task Force to update the WOCN Ostomy Guidelines, and has presented multiple oral presentations on ostomy care nationally and internationally.