WOW20 - Intestinal Failure - High Output Syndrome in Ostomates: The Pitfalls and Practical Interventions

Webinar Topic: Ostomy Management

Speaker: Stephanie Short, BSN, RN-BC, AMC-RN, OMS

CE Credit(s): 1.0 (No CE for OT/OTA)

Length: 60 minutes

Price: 15

Webinar Description:
As many as 50% of ileostomy patients may experience intestinal failure, known as high output syndrome (HOS) or short bowel syndrome. Come learn the predictors of this intestinal failure, the potential consequences to the patient, management techniques the patient and care team can utilize to prevent or lessen the intestinal failure (HOS) and its effects.

About the Speaker:
Stephanie Short, an RN of 33 years, has worked in major abdominal surgery in one of the hospitals where J pouches were first performed in the US. Following her time in the GI world, she spent 16 years in inpatient OB, then she found a new love of RN Case Management in the ICU for the past 14 years.  Currently, she is one of two facilitators of the only UOAA chapter in her county: she teaches ostomy classes to hospital and home health RNs and has been involved in skills fairs and health fairs to further ostomy awareness.

Webinar Learning Objectives:

Webinars must be attended in their entirety and the evaluation form must be completed.

The planners and presenter(s)/author(s) of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity.

Participant Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this offering, the participant will be able to:
  1. Review of the basics of the GI system, define the limits of expected output volume, diarrhea output volume, and High Output volume. Define intestinal failure, high output syndrome and short bowel syndrome.
  2. Identify the complications of High Output Syndrome to include electrolytes disturbances and sequelae, absorption issues of nutrients/fluid and acute kidney injury/chronic kidney disease.
Discuss interventions for HOS including diet options, electrolyte replacement, anti-motility medications, TPN, IV hydration, hemodialysis.

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