The Ostomy Management Specialist℠ (OMS) Certification course includes eight (8) computer based pre-modules for home-study, followed by onsite classroom course with lectures and hands-on skills laboratories and practice sessions.

Online Home Study Modules:

Ostomy 1- Introduction

Ostomy 2 - Wound Healing

Ostomy 3 - Anatomy and Physiology of the Gastrointestinal System

Ostomy 4 - GI Ostomies

Ostomy 5 - Ostomy Surgery

Ostomy 6 - Anatomy and Physiology of the Urinary System

Ostomy 7 - Urinary Diversions

Ostomy 8 - Urinary Disorders that May Require Surgery


Content:
  • Ostomies – Demographics, Ostomate Bill of Rights, Terminology
  • Wound Healing - Types of wound closure, Principles of wound management
  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Gastrointestinal System
  • Gastrointestinal Ostomies – Types, Surgical procedures, Stoma Assessment, Gastrointestinal Continent Diversions, Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Urinary System
  • Urinary Diversions - Types, Surgical procedures, Stoma Assessment, Continent urinary diversions, Urinary Tract Disorders
  • Patient Education and Stoma Site Marking
  • Appliances, Pouching and Accessory Products for Stoma Care
  • Peristomal Skin Complications Associated with Fecal and Urinary Diversions
  • Stoma Complications Associated with Fecal and Urinary Diversions
  • Psychosocial Effects of Fecal and Urinary Diversion Surgery
  • Special Ostomy Procedures - Colostomy Irrigation, Crusting Procedure, Catheterization of an ileal conduit, Special pouching procedures, Troubleshooting Techniques
  • Tube Management - Gastrointestinal tubes, Nephrostomy, Tracheostomy, Intestinal, Biliary
  • Fistula Management
  • Pediatric Patient Ostomy Management
  • Hands On Clinical Practicum