Recertification Ostomy Management Course
Overview
Tuition Cost
Schedule & Content
What Others Say Matters
Overview

Keep Your Clinical Knowledge Current for Lasting Results

You can recertify the easy way by taking a WCEI® Ostomy Management course. No test, no stress, no problem! 

 

Maintain your competitive edge and strong clinical results by recertifying for your Ostomy Management Specialist® (OMS) credential. It offers more than the possibility for professional advancement. It’s an investment in your career - and in the lives of your patients.

Recertification by Training

If you take the onsite WCEI® recertification Ostomy Management course you do not have to sit for the exam. You can take the course six months prior to your OMS renewal date.

After registering for the onsite recertification course, you will receive instructions on how to complete the NAWCO® recertification application and pay the recertification fees.  NAWCO® will review your application and determine whether you meet eligibility requirements.

Ostomy Recertification Exam Handbook
Tuition Cost

Recertification Tuition Rate

$1,597  WCEI® Individual Alumni Rate

NAWCO® OMS Recertification Fee: Fees are not included in the tuition rate.  After registering for the course, you will be directed to complete the NAWCO® recertification application and pay renewal fees.

Included with Tuition

  • Online precourse modules
  • Onsite course training
  • 36 continuing education contact hours upon completion
  • WCEI® Ostomy Management course workbook
  • Learning aides: glossary, sample questions and more
  • Tools, including a business tote bag, pen and highlighter
  • Pre-exam certification review (course review)
  • Exclusive access to resource materials
  • Networking lunches at most locations

Financial Options Cancellation Policy

Schedule & Content

Schedule

Four-Day Course

The course includes eight (8) self-paced, home-based computer instructional modules, followed by an onsite classroom course with lectures, hands-on skills laboratories, and practice sessions.
 
Days 1 - 4 8:00AM - 5:00PM Classroom Training


Curriculum

  • Section 1   Introduction
  • Section 2   Wound Healing
  • Section 3   Anatomy and Physiology of the Gastrointestinal System
  • Section 4   GI Ostomies
  • Section 5   Ostomy Surgery
  • Section 6   Anatomy and Physiology of the Urinary System
  • Section 7   Urinary Diversions
  • Section 8   Urinary Disorders that May Require Surgery
  • Section 9   Adjustment to a Stoma
  • Section 10 Stoma Assessment
  • Section 11 Stoma Siting
  • Section 12 Appliances, Pouching, and Accessory Products for Stoma Care    
  • Section 13 Peristomal Skin Complications
  • Section 14 Stoma Complications
  • Section 15 Fistula Management
  • Section 16 Special Ostomy Procedures
  • Section 17 Appliance Assessment 
  • Section 18 Tube Management
  • Section 19 Pediatric Ostomy Management
  • Section 20 Patient Education

 

Learning Objectives

  • List key characteristics required for stomal and peristomal skin assessment.
  • Discuss the different types and indications of pouching systems and accessories used with stoma pouching systems.
  • Explain the steps of stoma siting procedure for optimal location on abdomen for a stoma.
  • Discuss emotions that a new ostomy patient is likely to experience before and after the creation of a stoma or a continent diversion.
  • Discuss the etiology, identification and treatment - both conservative and surgical, if appropriate - of the five stomal complications.
  • Differentiate between types of fistulas, in terms of causative factors, pathophysiology and principles of management.
  • List indications, contraindications and procedure steps for colostomy irrigation.
  • Describe causes, symptoms and interventions for ileostomy food blockage.
  • Identify the purpose, design, location in the intestine, and methods of accessing and management of three enterostomal and three enterostomy tubes.
  • State how to assess for, prevent and manage four enteral tube complications.
  • Discuss conditions in the pediatric patient that may require a fecal or urinary diversion.
  • Summarize the management of a pediatric patient with a urinary or fecal diversion.
  • Summarize the goals of pre-operative teaching, list what should be covered, and develop an individualized teaching plan for a patient based on an assessment of their learning needs.
  • Demonstrate a stoma assessment.
  • Demonstrate application, emptying and removal of a cut to fit two-piece pouching system.
  • Demonstrate patient teaching methods for application, emptying and removal of a pouching system.
  • Demonstrate the “crusting” procedure.
  • Explain the goals of post-operative teaching, list what should be covered, and develop an individualized teaching plan based on an assessment of their learning needs.
What Others Say Matters
 
“Being certified has really increased patient satisfaction, satisfaction of the physicians. I think the physicians have high respect and high regard.”
Sandy Bjornstad, RN, OMS, WCC, Edgerton Hospital and Health Services
Edgerton, WI
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