Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing

Advanced Ostomy Care and Management

Sep 3-Nov 11, 2018

10 week online course

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Clinical Observation:

November 19-23, 2018

Pre-requisite: 10 week Online Course

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  • Course Description

    This 10 week self-directed online course is essential for health care professionals working in acute care, long-term care & community interested in enhancing their knowledge and skill in the application of best practices for ostomy and peristomal skin care. This comprehensive course will assist you to critically analyze complex ostomy care problems and apply unique management techniques required to provide quality care and support to people and families who are living with ostomies. The course will be taught by nursing faculty with expertise in enterostomal therapy.

    Weekly topics include: Anatomy and physiology, conditions related to ostomy, current surgical procedures, assessment and care, product selection, nutritional and pharmaceutical considerations, and psychological and social aspects of living with an ostomy.  New content has been added to include Pediatric considerations for ostomy care and management.

    Course workload depends on prior knowledge in ostomy care. It is estimated that up to 8 hours of study per week is required for successful completion of each weekly quiz.  The online modules that are supported by electronic textbook readings, video presentations with voice narration, downloadable study guides, website resource links, and independent learning activities to assist participants in their studies. Participants can progress through the course at their own pace, however the modules must be completed in order and there are 3 short assignments with specific due dates. There are no required synchronized sessions but participants will have opportunities to interact with each other and their faculty through online discussions.  Faculty will monitor participant progress and may “check in” if you are not active in the course for a prolonged period of time.

     Clinical Residency/Observership Options

    Successful completion of the on-line course is a pre-requisite to registration for a 1–week clinical residency (Sinai Health System, Mount Sinai Hospital site) or clinical observation (University Health Network, Toronto General site) experience in ostomy care. The residency/observation experiences are solely managed by either Mount Sinai Hospital or University Health network and require separate registration and payment. More information will be provided to course participants during the course.

    Audience

    This course has been designed to provide a comprehensive, evidence-based education experience for Registered Nurses, Registered Practical Nurses, and other health care professionals, in all health care settings who are interested in advancing their basic knowledge and skill competency in ostomy care and management.

    Course Objectives

    Upon successful completion of this program participants will be able to:

    1. Apply evidence-based knowledge and skill in current ostomy care and management.
    2. Demonstrate assessment and problem-solving skills related to managing ostomy complications.
    3. Formulate plans of care that support the patient and family toward ostomy self–care.
    4. Engage an inter-professional approach to maximize ostomy care independence.
    5. Demonstrate leadership in ostomy management in your place of employment.
  • Faculty

    Monica Frecea RN MScN CETN(C)
    Adjunct Lecturer, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing
    Enterostomal Therapy Nurse at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto

    Monica has been practicing as an Enterostomal Therapy Nurse at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto since 2007. Monica attained an Enterostomal Therapy certificate from Cleveland Clinic’s School of WOC Nursing in 2009 and a Master’s of Science in Nursing at York University, Toronto, in 2013. She is an active member of the Canadian Association for Enterostomal Therapy (CAET) and is part of the conference planning committee.

    As a Clinical Nurse Specialist and Certified Enterostomal Therapy Nurse, she promotes evidence based practice in wound care and ostomy management.

    Leslie Heath MClSc-WH, RN, CETN(C)
    Adjunct Lecturer, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing
    Clinical Nurse Specialist, Enterostomal Therapy- Wound and Ostomy at University Health Network, Toronto General Hospital Site

    Leslie Heath is a Certified Enterostomal Therapy Nurse, whose practice focuses on providing specialized holistic assessment, prevention, treatment and management strategies for patients across the continuum of care.  As a Clinical Nurse Specialist, she provides consultation and advocates on behalf of persons living with acute or chronic wounds, ostomies and fistulas. Her role also entails providing leadership, mentoring, and provision of education to patients and staff, as well as program development, quality care monitoring and participation in research. As an Adjunct Lecturer at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, she combines clinical expertise and a passion for teaching to provide leadership to Continuing Education Students. Leslie also participates as a Medical Advisor on the board for Ostomy Toronto, and is actively involved with her professional organization the Canadian Association for Enterostomal Therapy.

     

    Debra Johnston MN, RN, CETN(C)
    Adjunct Lecturer, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing
    Clinical Nurse Specialist, Enterostomal Therapy- Wound and Ostomy at University Health Network, Toronto General Hospital Site

    Debra is a Clinical Nurse Specialist, Enterostomal Therapy Nurse working at University Health Network- Toronto General Hospital.  The focus of her practice is to improve the quality of life for patients and their families by developing and promoting quality care guidelines and education for patients living with chronic wounds, ostomies and fistulae. As part of her advanced practice role, Debra is an active member of the interprofessional team providing consultation, assessment  and treatment recommendations.  She supports staff and program development using evidence based best practice. Debra communicates and applies research to improve patient and family care by assisting in the development of health care guideless and polices. Debra co-led the development of Enhanced Recovery after Surgery: Best Practice Guideline for Care of Patients with a Fecal Diversion.   Debra is a Clinical Faculty member for the Canadian Association for Enterostomal Therapy; and Faculty and Clinical Advisor for Advanced Ostomy Care and Management, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto.

     

    Julie Tjan Thomas RN MN CETN(C)
    Adjunct Lecturer, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing
    Enterostomal Therapy Nurse at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto

    Julie is practicing as an Enterostomal Therapy Nurse at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. She attained an Enterostomal Therapy certificate from the Cleveland Clinic’s R.B. Turnbull, Jr., M.D. School of WOC Nursing in 2009, a Master’s in Nursing from University of Toronto in 2005 and achieved Canadian Certification in Enterostomal Therapy in 2012. She is an active member of the Canadian Association for Enterostomal Therapy (CAET) and is part of the conference planning committee. In her daily practice Julie advocates for best practice in ostomy and wound care management for both inpatient and outpatient populations.

     

  • Course Tools

    To participate in this course you will need to have the following:

    • A computer: PC or Mac
    • A high speed internet connection
    • Media player software (if you do not have a media player we recommend downloading VLC Media Player)
    • MS Office or Open Office in order to submit written assignments
    • Adobe Reader (if you do not have Adobe Reader, here is a link to the free download http://get.adobe.com/reader/)
    • Adobe Flash (if you do not have Flash here is a link to the free Adobe Flash Player http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/)
    • A modern web browser: Safari, Google Chrome, or Firefox (Google Chrome is preferred)
    • Headphones or speakers

    Important Notice About Mobile Devices (Phones and Tablets):

    • Blackboard mobile apps should not be used for taking assessments including tests, quizzes, surveys, and assignments.
    • The mobile apps have limited functionality and are not intended to substitute the use of a personal computer.  On a tablet device, you will be able to view learning modules if you download the Articulate Mobile Player as well as the Blackboard App.  Modules are not able to be viewed on personal phone devices, however you can see general documents and resources materials.
  • Date and Time

    This course is only offered on-line. Participants will interact with peers and faculty through Blackboard, a web-based application. Participants can progress through the course at their own pace, however the modules must be completed in order. There are no required synchronized sessions but participants will have opportunities to interact with each other and their faculty through online discussions. Faculty will monitor participant progress and may “check in” if you are not active in the course for a prolonged period of time.

    This course is offered two times per year. The next course will begin on September 3, 2018.

  • Registration Information

    Fees

    Early Bird price (ends August 6, 2018) $750 + HST
    Regular price (starting August 7, 2018) $835 + HST
    U of T Nursing Alumni save 15% $710 + HST
    U of T Nursing Faculty save 15% $710 + HST
    Student in U of T Faculty of Nursing $420 + HST

    Site Groups

    A group discount rate is available for site groups of three or more people. For details please contact pd.nursing@utoronto.ca.

    Please Note

    • Registration is limited.
    • Advanced registration is required. You must register by August 24, 2018.
    • U of T Nursing Alumni discount is available to participants who hold a BScN, MN, PMNP Diploma, MScN or PhD from the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto.
    • U of T Nursing Faculty discount is available to participants who hold a faculty position, adjunct or status appointment, or are a Clinical Instructor (current academic year only) at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto.
    • Student in U of T Faculty of Nursing discount is available to students who are currently registered in the BScN, MN, PMNP or PhD programs at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing
    • Applicable taxes (13% HST) will be added to the registration fees.
    • Refund Policy – To withdraw from the course and receive a refund, your written request must be emailed to pd.nursing@utoronto.ca by August 6, 2018. No refunds will be given after this date. All refunds are subject to an administration fee of $100 + tax. As an alternative, a colleague may attend in your place. Please send your substitution request at least 7 days before the course.
    • Course Cancellation Policy – The University reserves the right to cancel courses due to unavailability of instructors, facilities or insufficient enrolment. Decisions on course cancellations are made at least 15 calendar days prior to the course starting date, so early registration is recommended. If you enroll in a course that is subsequently cancelled, you may transfer to another section of that course if an alternative is available; or you may receive a full refund. We are not responsible for travel arrangements, travel fees, or any expenses incurred by you.

    Payment method options

    Individuals

    You have two payment options if you are an individual registering for this course:

    1. Register online with a credit card.
    2. Register by mail with a certified cheque or money order.

    Credit Card:

    You can register and pay online with a credit card.


    Certified cheque or money order:

    You can register and pay by mail.

    Step 1: Type your information onto the online form and then print the page (i.e. don’t click “Confirmation and Payment”. Don’t pay by online credit card).
    Step 2: Obtain a certified cheque or money order payable to “University of Toronto” for the registration fee plus 13% HST. No personal cheques. No debit cards.

    Fees (including HST)

    Early Bird price
    (ends August 6, 2018)
    $847.50 incl HST
    Regular price
    (starting August 7, 2018)
    $943.55 incl HST
    U of T Nursing Alumni $798.06 incl HST
    U of T Nursing Faculty $798.06 incl HST
    Student in U of T Faculty of Nursing $474.60 incl HST
    Step 3: Mail the paper registration form with payment (no personal cheques, no cash, no credit cards, no debit cards) to:

    Centre for Professional Development
    Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing
    University of Toronto
    Suite 130, 155 College Street,
    Toronto, ON M5T 1P8

    Step 4: When we receive your registration form we will email a confirmation notice.
  • This is a 10-week self-directed online course.  The following outline includes a “suggested schedule” for successful completion. Participants can progress through the course at their own pace, however the modules must be completed in order. There are no required synchronized (specific day/time) sessions but participants will have opportunities to interact with each other and their faculty through online discussions.  Faculty will monitor participant progress and may “check in” if you are not active in the course for a prolonged period of time.

    Suggested Weekly Progress Learning Module Topics Module Assessments Required
    Week 1 Getting Started: Introductions, Blackboard and Course Expectations

    Gastrointestinal System Anatomy and Physiology

    Section Quiz
    Week 2 Gastrointestinal Etiologies Resulting in Ostomy

    Genitourinary System Anatomy and Physiology

    Section Quizzes
    Week 3 Genitourinary Etiologies Resulting in Ostomy Section Quiz
    Week 4 Reproductive System Anatomy and Physiology Section Quiz
    Week 5 & 6 Surgical Procedures Resulting in Ostomy Section Quiz
    Week 7 Stoma Construction and Abdominal Assessment

    Stoma Function and Management

    Ostomy Containment Products

    Section Quizzes

    Reflective Journal

    Week 8 Abnormal Stoma Presentations

    Abnormal Peristomal Presentations

    Section Quizzes
    Week 9 Teaching Principles and Strategies Toward Ostomy Self-care

    Adapting to Life with an Ostomy

    Reflective Journal
    Week 10 Nutrition and Ostomy

    Medications and Ostomy Function

    Section Quiz (Medications only)

     

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