Bonus Episode 2.6 (Bonus) Ostomy Observations Series S2E6: High Output: Using the WOC Nursing Skill Set to Impact Challenging Situations

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 talk to Kelly Jaszarowski and Rose Murphree about keeping patients out of acute care and effectively managing high-output ostomies. If you’re a WOC nurse or a WOC nurse extender, this episode is packed with pearls of wisdom to guide your patients.

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: The WOCN® Society does not endorse or support products or services.

Episode Resources:
Click here to view the WOC Nursing Education Programs (WOCNEPs) accredited by the WOCN Society.
Click here to listen to the WOCTalk podcast episode High Output Ileostomy Management
Click here to view the webinar Pharmacological Management of the Individual with a High Output Stoma
Click here to view the webinar Nutrition and Hydration Management of the Individual with a High Output Stoma
Click here to view the WOCNext® 2019 session High Output Ostomies: New Evidence and Best Practice
Click here to view the WOCNext® 2021 session Know about the Flow: Pathophysiology, Monitoring and Management of Patients with High-Output Ileostomies
Click here to view the article Empowering New Ostomy Patients Through a Novel Inpatient Group Education Class: A Quality Improvement Project published in the Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing (JWOCN®) in the July/August 2022 issue.
Click here to view the free, online Peristomal Skin Assessment Guide for Clinicians and Consumers
If you have questions for Kelly or Rose regarding this topic, please email

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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 Speakers:
Kelly Jaszarowski, MSN, RN, CNS, ANP, CWOCN, is Program Director at the R.B. Turnbull Jr MD WOC Nursing Education Program. Kelly acquired her BSN degree in 1989 from Sangamon State University (now known as University of Illinois Springfield) and earned her MSN in 1997 with a specialization in adult primary health care. She became a CETN (now known as a CWOCN) in 1990. She has more than 30 years’ experience in nursing and over 30 years as a CWOCN. Kelly has practiced in a variety of settings including acute care, HHC, extended care, assisted living, and outpatient. She is currently an independent WOC consultant with mid-level provider status in local facilities as well as a legal nurse consultant. She also has taught nursing and WOC nursing, spoken/lectured locally and nationally, been published, been active in numerous professional organizations, including serving on the Board of the WOCN and the Mideast Region. She is a Past President of the Mid-East Region and the WOCN.

Dr. Rose Murphree is an Assistant Professor with Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing (NHWSN) and teaches pre-licensure and post-licensure programs. Rose earned her ADN (1980) and BSN (1983) at Mobile University, her MSN (Public Health Nursing Leadership, 2011) at Emory University’s School of Nursing, her DNP (2014) at Augusta University, and recently completed the Post-Graduate Certificate NP Program (AGPCNP, 2022) at NHWSN, too. She is tri-specialty certified in wound, ostomy, and continence nursing as well as foot and nail care. Her experience in nursing (1980-date) includes acute, outpatient, hospice, pediatrics, adults, and geriatrics—locally and internationally. She has done podium and poster presentations locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. She was inducted as a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing in 2021. She has been a WOC Nurse since 1987, and has extensive experience with persons with ostomy, wound, and continence issues.