Title

The Effect of Preoperative Stoma Site Marking and Hospital Length of Stay

Date of Award

2-2013

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Department

Nursing

First Chairperson

Linda L. Strong

Committee Member

Julie G. Stewart

Committee Member

Sandra Wainwright

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to determine if the intervention of pre-operative stoma siting by a certified wound, ostomy, continence nurse (CWOCN) Advanced Practice Nurse (APRN) in the pre-operative period will impact the patient hospital length of stay.

Comments

A practice dissertation presented to the faculty of the Department of Nursing, College of Health Professions, Sacred Heart University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Nursing Practice.