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Bowel Management (Lecture 7) with Dr. Marc A. Levitt Team

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Bowel Management

Today we have Katie and Julie from Dr. Marc A. Levitt's office to discuss bowel management.

Katie’s Bio
Katherine Worst, CPNP-AC
Katherine “Katie” Worst is a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with a background in acute care, surgery, intensive care, trauma and burns.  Katie served five years as a staff nurse at Children’s National before obtaining her Masters in Science as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in 2013.  As a mid-level provider, Katie worked with a team of surgeons caring for pediatric trauma, burn and general surgery patients. 
In 2017, Katie recognized a population of patients in need of long-term support, and she took the initiative to educate herself on this population, the colorectal patient surgical patient,  attending national conferences and spending time at other centers.  As a result, she was identified by the surgical team at Children’s National as an expert in their post-surgical care and ongoing bowel management.  She independently ran a bowel management program for surgical patients who struggle with constipation and incontinence following colorectal repair.
In 2019 Katie brought her experience running a bowel management program to the newly created Division of Colorectal and Pelvic Reconstruction, under the leadership of Dr. Marc Levitt, where Katie now serves as the Clinical Leader.   She has led education sessions both domestically and internationally, speaking on the care of the colorectal patient.

Julie’s Bio
Julie Choueiki, MSN, RN
Julie completed her undergraduate studies in Nursing at The Ohio State University. She completed her Masters of Science in Nursing Administration at The University of Cincinnati. Julie has worked as a Trauma, Critical Care and Emergency Department Nurse, Nurse Educator, Informatics Educator, and Professional Development Nurse Specialist. She was the 2013 March of Dimes Nurse of the Year for Emergency Services Nursing.  She has been active on numerous hospital committees and task forces focusing on Quality Improvement, Patient and Staff Safety, and Evidence-Based Practice.
In 2019 Julie was recruited to join Dr. Marc Levitt at Children’s National in Washington, DC to build the Division of Colorectal and Pelvic Reconstruction; a comprehensive collaborative program designed to meet the complex needs of the colorectal patient and their families.
Her expertise in the field of Program Management and as a past Director of Strategy poised her to develop a collaborative center in the nation’s capital, treating and serving children from all over the United States and the world.  She has travelled domestically and internationally, speaking on the work of collaborative care centers, and providing education on program development. 

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URL list from Friday

Pediatric Colorectal & Pelvic Reconstruction | Children's National Hospital

Marc Levitt - Employee Story | Children's National Hospital

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In addition to the presenter, following authors who may have helped with the content writing, review, or approval declare no conflict of interest.

  • Marc A. Levitt MD
  • Dr. Pei Purdom (DNP)
  • Dr. Benish Zahra
  • Dr. Iqra Batool
  • Dr. Heba Alzawahri

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