Patients with fecal and urinary ostomies (sometimes both) have unique needs and face many challenges in our health care system. They frequently seek care and services from urologic and other health care professionals that are not familiar with these conditions. This can result in unnecessary referrals. Having a baseline understanding about the different types of ostomies, basic care concepts, and resources will enhance and improve the services, support and overall care that urologic professionals provide to this special, growing population.
Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information
Contact hours available until 10/28/2020.
Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation. You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.
Planning Committee Disclosures: Heather Schultz, MSN, RN, NP-C - AUA Leadership Position 2018 Program Planner
Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure: There are no disclosures to declare.
Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.
The Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates (SUNA) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
The SUNA accreditation is reciprocal in the states and specialty organizations that recognize the ANCC-COA accreditation process. SUNA is also a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 5556. Accreditation and approved provider status of CE in nursing does not imply ANCC-COA approval or endorsement of any product, advertising, or educational content. SUNA urges all participants to be aware of the CE requirements for re-licensure in the states in which they hold a license.
After completing this continuing nursing education activity the learner will be able to demonstrate improved understanding of the basic care needs of patients with fecal and/or urinary ostomies and become more familiar with applicable interventions to meet their care needs.
MSN, RN, CNS-BC, CWOCN-AP®, CFCN®,
Wound, Ostomy and Continence Consultant,
UC Irvine Medical Center