The Art of Ostomy Care

Join us April 29, 2017 in La Jolla!

This continuing education conference is designed to provide clinicians with increased knowledge about ostomy care in order to improve the quality of care for patients.

Conference Location

The Schaetzel Center

Scripps Memorial Hospital

9890 Genesee Avenue

La Jolla, California 92037

Conference Details

Course Overview

The Art of Ostomy Care conference is designed for RNs and LVNs with the intent to provide fundamental principles involved in caring for adult and pediatric patients with ostomies. Nursing experts will discuss the unique needs of these patients and will review the different types of ostomies. Presentations will cover why surgical intervention is needed and how different techniques are performed. Ostomates will share their life experiences and discuss topics such as intimacy and traveling challenges.

Tips and techniques for pouch application will be provided by ostomy experts to increase the clinician’s confidence and ensure patient satisfaction. A safe learning environment will be offered to practice pouching techniques and learn how to prevent skin breakdown around the stoma. The course will also address product selection as well as how to trouble shoot pouching challenges and peristomal skin complications. After attending the conference, clinicians will have increased their knowledge about ostomy care and return to their facilities ready to share what they have learned in order to improve the quality of care for their patients.

Scripps is dedicated to improving the continuum of care for Ostomates and the education of our Southern Californian nursing staff. This second annual event is being hosted by Scripps Ostomy nurses for fellow RNs.

Educational Objectives

After attending this live activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the different types of ostomies and potential post-op complications patients may experience.
  • Identify the unique needs of ostomy patients.
  • Apply knowledge of improved pouching product selection.
  • Demonstrate improved confidence in pouching techniques.
  • Implement tips for preventing peristomal skin complications and prevent further skin breakdown.
  • Describe the importance of the continuum of care for the ostomy patient.

Accreditation and Disclosures

Board of Registered Nursing

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 15199. No partial hours will be given.

Cultural and Linguistic Competency

This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195, which requires that all CME activities comprising a patient care element include curriculum addressing the topic of cultural and linguistic competency. The intent of this bill is to ensure that health care professionals are able to meet the cultural and linguistic concerns of a diverse patient population through effective and appropriate professional development. The planners, speakers and authors of this CME activity have been encouraged to address issues relevant in their topic area. A variety of resources are available that address cultural and linguistic competency, some of which can be found in the Cultural & Linguistic Competency Resource Guide.

Event details

Date and time

Sat, Apr 29, 2017

7 am - 4:30 pm PDT