Episode 2.5 (Bonus) Ostomy Observations Series S2E5: Ileostomy Blockage: Prevention, Common Culprits, and Techniques for Resolution

This special podcast is part of the Ostomy Observations Series, a 6-part series included in the “Educating Today for Exceptional Outcomes Tomorrow” Program. During this episode, we sit down with JoAnn Ermer-Seltun, MS, RN, ARNP, FNP-BC, CWOCN, CFCN, to discuss ileostomy blockages, differences and symptoms, common causes and risk factors, patient education, nutrition dos and don’ts, and more!

Both the Ostomy Observations 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.

Episode Resources:
Click here to view the Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society Core Curriculum: Ostomy Management Core, 2nd Edition
Click here to view handout on how to treat ileostomy blockage from the United Ostomy Associations of America (UOAA)
Click here to view all the WOCN-accredited WOC Nursing Education Programs (WOCNEPs)

Contact Hours: 0.75

The planners and faculty for this program have nothing to disclose unless listed on the event website. All potential Conflicts of Interest have been reviewed by the Lead Nurse Planner, Nurse Planner, and Director of Education, and resolved according to the WOCN Society policy to ensure that no bias exists as a result of disclosed relevant financial relationships with Commercial Interest Organizations.

About the Speaker:
JoAnn is a CWOCN since 1989 and FNP since 1999. She currently is President, Co-Director, and faculty for WEB WOC® Programs in Minneapolis, MN since 2002, educating nurses who are interested in becoming wound, ostomy, and continence care nurse specialists. In addition, JoAnn practices parttime at MercyOne North Iowa Continence clinic and Wound/Vascular Center in Mason City, IA.
She is co-author of a chapter in the 2nd Edition of WOCN Core Curriculum: Wound Management, 2022, which discusses wound bed preparation using the expanded TIME framework and other general principles of topical therapy.