Ostomy: Quality of Life After Surgery

Webinar Topic: Ostomy

Speaker: Becky Strilko, RN, BSN, CWOCN, APRN-FPA, OMS, WCC

CE Credit(s): 1.5

Length: 90 minutes

Price: 10

Webinar Description:
Transitioning to an ostomy, whether via emergency or planned surgery, can be a life-altering experience that may come with a psychosocial impact on patients. In this webinar, we will address topics that can affect an ostomates everyday life and recovery including the psychological and emotional impact of living with an ostomy, Sexual intimacy and relationships, Post op pelvic floor recovery, Pregnancy with a stoma, Traveling with an ostomy, Odor and noise control, Bathing and Fashion tips. 

Target Audience: Nurses, physical therapists, dietitians, and other healthcare professionals interested in wound care.

About the Speaker:
Becky has practiced as a Registered Nurse and Advanced Practice Nurse for over 25 years. She has been a board certified WOC nurse since the year 2000 in a variety of healthcare settings. She recently started her independent nurse consulting business. She is a published author in the Journal of Ostomy Wound Management. She has presented and authored numerous educational posters at national conferences on the topic of wound and ostomy care. Becky is passionate about preventative care and improving the quality of life for patients and their families. 


  • Becky Strilko, RN, BSN, CWOCN, APRN-FPA, OMS, WCC, faculty for this educational event, has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.
  • None of the planners for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
  • This educational activity is supported by ConvaTec.

Webinar Learning Objectives:
At the completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Provide tips for stoma acceptance
  • Identify common sexual problems and concerns after ostomy surgery
  • Identify the most common lifestyle concerns impacting the ostomy patient
          Course Originally Released on: 5/5/2022
          Date of Most Recent Review: 5/5/2022
          Course Termination/ Update Date: 5/31/2025

Accreditation Information
In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
As a Jointly Accredited organization, Relias LLC is accredited to offer dietetic continuing education by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). The CDR is an associate member of Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education.
Dietetics-related continuing education from Relias LLC, regardless of target profession, is acceptable, if the learning relates to the Competencies/Performance Indicators (PIs) on the learner's Step 1 Learning Plan.
Relias LLC is a licensed physical therapy continuing Education sponsor (#216.000290) by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Certificates must be retained by the licensee for a period of 5 years after course completion. Please check with your state for prior approval.

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