(S04) Expanding Our Reach for Improved Ostomy Patient Outcomes: The Peristomal Skin Assessment Guide

  • Room: 155 BCEF
  • Session Number:S04
Saturday, May 20, 2017: 11:45 AM - 1:25 PM
CEU Credits:1.5


Dorothy Doughty MN, RN, CWOCN, CFCN, FAAN
WOC Nurse Clinician; WOC Nurse Instructor Emory
Emory University Hospital; Emory WOC Nursing Education Center


Supported by Hollister Incorporated  

Ostomy literature supports that despite advances in surgical techniques, dissemination of best practices, and product innovations, peristomal skin complications are common. Come to this session to learn about an electronic decision making tool that ostomy specialists can share with bedside clinicians in the hospital as well as those working in post acute settings (e.g., home care, ambulatory care and long term care) to provide preventive peristomal skin care by improving assessments and implement simple interventions in the presence of problems. Practice with case studies to ensure your ability to immediately educate others on the use of this tool and improve ostomy patient outcomes.

*This symposia session requires pre-registration to attend. Space is limited.*

Learning Objectives

The participant will be able to:
1. Use a clinical decision support tool for optimal outcomes in peristomal skin health.

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