Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society® Core Curriculum: Ostomy Management

Publication Year: 2015

Edition: 1st Ed.

Authors/Editor: WOCN Society; Carmel, Jane E.; Colwell, Janice C.; Goldberg, Margaret T.

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW)

ISBN: 978-1-45-119439-5

Doody's Star Rating®: Score: 89

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This volume in the new Core Curriculum series from the WOCN® Society covers Ostomy Management, and is the crucial text for nurses practicing or studying ostomy patient care.

It offers pathology and physiology basics in easy-to-grasp terms, while providing expert guidance on patient management. The perfect study guide for the wound, ostomy and continence (WOC) certification exams, it also provides step-by-step direction on essential nursing procedures.

The evidence-based, easy-to-follow format of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society™ Core Curriculum: Wound Management facilitates your comprehension of:

- Anatomy and physiology of the GI and urinary tracts
- The disease states that lead to a fecal/urinary stoma
- Fecal or urinary stoma construction
- Fecal or urinary diversion.

Step-by-step instruction leads you through care planning and delivery, including management of stoma and peristomal complications. And, end-of-chapter Q&A helps you remember all vital points.

Practical directions cover:

- Preoperative care for patients undergoing fecal or urinary diversion
- Postoperative nursing assessment and management
- New surgical procedures and pouching techniques
- Patient education
- Rehabilitation issues
- Ostomy patient needs, including assessment and management of pediatric patients.

It is essential for nursing students in ostomy care programs; nurses caring for patients with an ostomy; nurses in gastroenterology, urology, and surgical nursing; graduate nursing students; those seeking WOC certification or recertification; and nursing faculty.


Platform: Ovid
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW)
Product Type: Book
Author/Editor: WOCN Society; Carmel, Jane E.; Colwell, Janice C.; Goldberg, Margaret T.
ISBN: 978-1-45-119439-5
Fundamentals of Nursing
Medical/Surgical Nursing
Skills & Procedures
Language: English
Edition: 1st Ed.
Pages: 304
Illustrations: 143
Year: 2015
Doody's Star Rating®: Score: 89