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Ostomy Services

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2400 17th Street
Columbus, IN

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Our Goal

The goal of the WOCN (Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse) is to promote self-care and return to lifestyle, provide education and prevent skin complications and promote healing for patients who have a stoma.

Ostomy Outpatient Services focuses on:

• Management of patients with urinary and fecal diversions.
  - Pre-operative stoma site marking and education.
  - Post-operative care – regularly scheduled follow up for appliance fit and complication prevention.
  - Consultation and treatment for peri-stomal skin complications.

• Tube site skin breakdown and drainage management.

• Cutaneous fistula drainage management.

Our Current Program Offerings

• Ostomy Outpatient Services provides outpatient services on Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Columbus Regional Hospital, 2400 East 17th St., Columbus. Appointments require a physician referral. Additional appointment day(s) and time(s) can be arranged for outpatient services on an as needed basis.

• The Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse works with the referring physician should a patient require a prescription based or medical based intervention.

• Ostomy Outpatient Services cannot schedule or treat patients if they already use another skilled nursing service.

• Patients can come in any time concerns arise during business hours

• Drainage/tube management

• Fistula management

Referral Process

1. Call 812-376-5500 (Columbus Regional Centralized Scheduling) to schedule an appointment.
2. Fax signed Referral Form to CRH Order Intake at 812-375-3161.

Download Outpatient Referral Request

When Do People Benefit from Wound Ostomy Outpatient Services?

• For fecal/urinary ostomy patients – at two weeks, six weeks and annually thereafter. More frequently based on patient need.

• Skin complications – peristomal, peri-tube, drainage management – cutaneous fistulas, peri-tube.

• Significant weight changes may cause the need to evaluate ostomy appliance fit.


If you have any questions or want to learn more about our services, please call us at 812 376-5298 or toll free at 1-800-841-4938 ext. 5298 or email us at [email protected].

    • Jimmie Ault, RN, Wound Ostomy Care Nurse

    Wound Care Ostomy Nurse Treated Patients Like Family

    by Andrew Laker | Jul 01, 2011
    Jimmie Ault’s job wasn’t glamorous, but she had a profound impact on her patients. Ault, RN, former Wound Care Ostomy Nurse, helped patients at a very vulnerable time in their lives. She assisted patients with wounds and tube devices exiting their bodies.
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