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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165230
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
INCREASING PATIENT WOC NURSE RESOURCES IN AN ERA OF COST CONTAINMENT
Author(s):
Ellis, Constance
Author Details:
Constance Ellis, MS RN CWOCN OCN, Director WOC Nurse Education Program, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA, email: cbellis@mdanderson.org
Abstract:
This poster/podium presentation will discuss how two Wound, Ostomy Continence nurses as a major oncology institution extended the services of the certified WOC nurses at their institution and in their community. This information should serve as a guide for other nurses facing the same problem. The problem, an increase in the demand for the expertise of the WOC nurses services and the lack of educated nurses or time or funds to send them to the WOC Nurse Education Programs, led to the development and presentation of a "Basic Ostomy and Wound Care Workshop" (Bows). These 8 hour workshops were designed and marketed (via inhouse brochures, free journal advertising, and the internet) to nurses in hospital, outpatient, long term care, and home care settings of the Houston metroplex. The course fee of $75 covered a continental breakfast, lunch, course materials and CNE credit. The content of the workshop was divided into 2 four hour segments. The AM portion focuses on ostomy care covering general principles of assessment and management of patients undergoing GI and GU ostomy surgery. Suggestions are given for dealing with simple stoma and peristomal complications. Each participant prepared and wore a pouch until the end of the day. The second segment reviewed basic wound assessment, management and documentation focusing on pressure ulcers and lower extremity ulcers. Using a gaming technique/case study, wound care products were reviewed and the participants were rewarded prizes for their participation. BOWÆs has now been presented 10 times with 200 nurses attending. Informal surveys of certified WOC nurses in hospital and non- hospital settings report an increased number of patient needs being met in a more timely manner, decreased stress of the CWOCNs and increased job satisfaction in the newly educated nurses. Our oncology patients being treated with surgical interventions such as ostomies have psychosocial and physical needs require knowledgeable and skilled nurses. These workshops open the door to resources for those nurses and encourage them to develop new skills for their patients.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
32nd Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleINCREASING PATIENT WOC NURSE RESOURCES IN AN ERA OF COST CONTAINMENTen_GB
dc.contributor.authorEllis, Constanceen_US
dc.author.detailsConstance Ellis, MS RN CWOCN OCN, Director WOC Nurse Education Program, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA, email: cbellis@mdanderson.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165230-
dc.description.abstractThis poster/podium presentation will discuss how two Wound, Ostomy Continence nurses as a major oncology institution extended the services of the certified WOC nurses at their institution and in their community. This information should serve as a guide for other nurses facing the same problem. The problem, an increase in the demand for the expertise of the WOC nurses services and the lack of educated nurses or time or funds to send them to the WOC Nurse Education Programs, led to the development and presentation of a "Basic Ostomy and Wound Care Workshop" (Bows). These 8 hour workshops were designed and marketed (via inhouse brochures, free journal advertising, and the internet) to nurses in hospital, outpatient, long term care, and home care settings of the Houston metroplex. The course fee of $75 covered a continental breakfast, lunch, course materials and CNE credit. The content of the workshop was divided into 2 four hour segments. The AM portion focuses on ostomy care covering general principles of assessment and management of patients undergoing GI and GU ostomy surgery. Suggestions are given for dealing with simple stoma and peristomal complications. Each participant prepared and wore a pouch until the end of the day. The second segment reviewed basic wound assessment, management and documentation focusing on pressure ulcers and lower extremity ulcers. Using a gaming technique/case study, wound care products were reviewed and the participants were rewarded prizes for their participation. BOWÆs has now been presented 10 times with 200 nurses attending. Informal surveys of certified WOC nurses in hospital and non- hospital settings report an increased number of patient needs being met in a more timely manner, decreased stress of the CWOCNs and increased job satisfaction in the newly educated nurses. Our oncology patients being treated with surgical interventions such as ostomies have psychosocial and physical needs require knowledgeable and skilled nurses. These workshops open the door to resources for those nurses and encourage them to develop new skills for their patients.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:14:50Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:14:50Z-
dc.conference.date2007en_US
dc.conference.name32nd Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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