(507A) Starting an Ostomy Clinic: An APRN Experience
Wednesday,June 08, 2022:9:50 AM -10:20 AM
Contact Hours: 0.5
Advance practice providers are being utilized in many different capacities to address gaps in care within our health care system. In 2012, the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board started to offer certification in wound ostomy and continence for providers at an advance practice level. This was done to recognize the benefits that additional training may offer to this patient population including ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests, medication management as well as prevention of emergency department visits/hospitalizations for skin and fluid/electrolyte balance and prescription management for ostomy supplies. This session will describe the transformation of a small nurse-run ostomy clinic into a system-wide nurse practitioner run program.
The learner will be able to describe the implementation of a nurse-practitioner driven model for outpatient ostomy care.