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Rachel Flood Education Program Conference 2011

Supporting the Patient’s Journey: Living with an Ostomy

This conference was held October 24, 2011 at Mount Sinai Hospital by the Gerald P. Turner Department of Nursing and the Zane Cohen Centre for Digestive Diseases.

Each presentation is available in its entirety below.
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Presentation Menu
Kathryn Kozell, RN, MScN, APN, CETN(C)
Welcome to the conference.
Patient Advocacy
Jessica Grossman
What can we do as health-care professionals to support and promote patient wellness for those living with an ostomy? Jessica’s personal story is an example of courage, determination and advocacy.

Peering into the Pre-Admission Process
Julie Tjan Thomas, R.N., ETN
Research conducted by the Enterostomal Therapy Nursing team at Mount Sinai Hospital provides direction on how we can improve the pre-admission ostomy education experience for patients and families.

Complications of the J-Pouch and Stoma
Dr. Zane Cohen, MD
The procedures for the J-Pouch and Koch Pouch are reviewed, as well as possible early and latent complications.

Nutrition and the Ostomy: Dispelling Common Food Myths
Julie Cepo, R.D.
Food is essential to physical and psychological well-being, but often the “myths” related to an ostomy can cause unnecessary restrictions. Dispelling these common food myths can promote a healthier diet.

Peristomal Pyoderma Gangrenosum: An Interdisciplinary Approach
Monica Frecea, R. N., ETN and Dr. Cheryl Rosen, MD
Peristomal Pyoderma Gangrenosum is a dermatological condition associated with inflammatory bowel disease. Patient and family considerations, wound characteristics and recommendations for management are presented.

“Where do I go from here?” – Coping, Adjustment and Moving Forward Living with an Ostomy
Catherine Coulthard, SW and Melanie Bremnar, LLD
Psychosocial issues related to living with an ostomy are identified from the perspective of a social worker, and shared by a former patient.

Facilitating Transition from Acute Care to Community
Eva Haratsidis, R.N., Toronto Central CCAC
Transitioning from hospital to home is facilitated through the ostomy-focused teaching and care pathways developed by Toronto Central CCAC and regional enterostomal therapy nurses. Benefits to both the patients and the CCAC health-care system are identified as positive outcome measures.
Special Elder Care Needs
Nancy Parslow, R.N., CETN(C)
Fifty percent of patients with ostomies are elders. Special care and management considerations are presented to facilitate independence and quality living.