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WOCN Society® Core Curriculum: Ostomy Management

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This volume in the newCore Curriculumseries from the WOCN® Society coversOstomy 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.

Let this evidence-based guide lead you through all of the vital nursing topics…

  • Official guide for students in Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Education Programs
  • Easy-to-follow format offers you easy-to-remember definitions for vital topics:
    • 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
  • 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
  • Each chapter includes:
    • Learning objectives
    • Topic outline
    • Clinical pearls throughout
    • Multiple choice review questions at the end
  • 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.
  • ISBN/ISSN:9781451194395
  • Product Format:Softbound
  • Trim Size:8.375 x 10.875
  • Pages:304
  • Pub Date:June 23, 2015
  • Weight:1.45

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