Episode 97 Continent Ileostomy and the WOC Nurse Role

On this episode of WOCTalk, we sit down with Erin Testerman-Mitra and Vanessa Marra to discuss continent diversion procedures, what makes a good K-Pouch candidate, pre- and post-operative patient education, catheter information, self-care tips for patients, and more.

Episode Resources:
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Click here to view and download the poster “The WOC Nurse Role in Post-Operative K-Pouch Care” created and presented by Erin and Vanessa
Click here to visit the Quality of Life Association website
Click here to visit the K-Pouch Korner online forum provided by The J-Pouch Group
Click here to view and download the United Ostomy Associations of America (UOAA) Ostomate Bill of Rights resources page
Click here to visit the Patient Resources section of the WOCN Society’s website
Click here to purchase the Core Curriculum Ostomy Management, 2nd Edition

Contact Hours: 1.0

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:
Vanessa Marra, BSN, RN, CWOCN, has 10 years of nursing experience and has held a WOC Nurse certification for 5 years. Vanessa has expertise with Continent Ileostomy Patient care.

Erin Testerman-Mitra, BSN, RN, CWOCN has 13 years of nursing experience and has held a WOC Nurse certification for 10 years. Erin has expertise with continent ileostomy patient care. Erin served as Secretary, Vice President, and President of the WOCN® Society’s Metro NY Affiliate, and currently sits on the Society’s national Membership Engagement Committee.