Teaching Ostomy Patients to Regain their Independence

Goranka Paula Bak, BSN, RN, ET, CWOCN



New ostomy patients have a lot to learn in a short time. Make sure you're up-to-date on ostomy care, so you can teach them the survival skills they need to go home again.

Purpose/Goal: To provide registered nurses with information to help them better care for patients with ostomies.


1. Differentiate types of ostomies.
2. Discuss care of an ostomy, including how to choose the correct pouching system.
3. Recall at least three ostomy complications.
4. List pre-discharge patient education topics for those with an ostomy.


Goranka Paula Bak, BSN, RN, ET, CWOCN, is an Ostomy Sales Territory Manager for Coloplast Corporation.

A peer review of the activity was carried out for freedom from bias due to conflict of interest. The planners and author of this CNE activity have disclosed no financial relationships with any commercial companies pertaining to this activity.

Contact Hours: 1.6

Expiration Date: 12/31/2012


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