Ostomy Management, 4th Edition
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This course provides nurses caring for patients with an ostomy, or ostomates, with a synopsis of incontinent urinary and fecal diversion, and serves as an ostomy management primer. The course includes a review of relevant gastrointestinal and urinary system anatomy, disease processes or conditions requiring the surgical formation of an ostomy as well as the current best practices related to patient care.
Upon completion of the course, the learner will be able to:
- Describe fecal and urinary diversions and circumstances requiring diversion construction.
- Discuss postoperative ostomy assessment, management, and documentation.
- Identify the signs and symptoms of ostomy complications and relevant nursing interventions.
- Discuss education of patients adapting to life with an ostomy.
Yvonne L. Weideman, DNP, RN, CNE, CWON, CFCN, has more than 30 years of diverse nursing experience in home care, home infusion, nursing administration, and nursing education. Currently, Dr. Weideman is a full-time clinical associate professor at Duquesne University. Her primary area of clinical focus is wound and ostomy nursing, and she is board certified as a wound, ostomy, continence, and foot care nurse. Dr. Weideman earned her BSN from Duquesne University, her MBA from Robert Morris University, and her DNP from Duquesne University.
How to Receive Credit
- Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 5-hour commitment of time
- At the end of the course, answer the Yes/No Affirmation question to indicate that you have completed the educational activity.
- Specific to Florida: A mandatory Final Examination with a passing score of 70% or higher is required. Exam questions link content to the course Learning Outcomes as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
- Provide required personal and payment information.
- Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
- Print your Certificate of Completion.
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Course ID: 63169