This presentation shares the history and future of ostomy and urinary diversions. Early on, procedures to divert urine from the body were considered the only alternative to death for many patients. Early techniques were beset with postoperative complications; sadly, most patients were left to find their own ways to manage, often leading to a life of isolation, skin problems, and odor. The absence of both surgical asepsis and anesthesia speaks volumes about both the skills of innovative surgeons performing these first procedures and the courage of their patients. Surgeons worked relentlessly to improve and refine these lifesaving procedures that today provide millions of patients with options that vary from a traditional non-continent ostomy to continent options, including an internal catheratizable pouch or a neobladder. Advancements have benefited today's population that face life without their native bladder. This fascinating history is discussed, along with current innovations that show the future holds great promise!
Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information:
Contact hours available until 10/11/22.
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.
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Accreditation Statement: Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates (SUNA) is accredited with distinction 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.
Learning Outcome: After completing this education activity, the learner will be able to discuss the rich history of ostomy and urinary diversion options/treatments and how this impacts current care in this specialized field.
RN, CNS, MSN, CWOCN AP, CFCN,
Wound, Ostomy and Continence Consultant,
UC Irvine Medical Center