Recertification Ostomy Management Course

Overview
Credits
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 your credential is through NAWCO® you do not have to sit for the certification exam if you take the onsite or online WCEI® recertification Ostomy Management course 

After registering for the course, you will select a credentialing board, complete their recertification application and pay their recertification fees. The credentialing board determines your eligibility.

Credential

Intended Audience:

This course is intended for multiple professions including nurses, physical therapists, and occupational therapists.  To find accreditation information for your profession visit Continuing Education Details.
Disclosure: The planners and author(s) of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity.


Additional Information For OT/OTA:

Onsite Course
Occupational Therapists: 2.65 AOTA CEUs (26.5 contact hours)

Occupational Therapy Assistants: 2.65 AOTA CEUs (26.5 contact hours)
 
Disclosures:
Joy Hooper, BSN, RN, CWOCN, OMS, WCC, is manager of MedicalCraft, LLC, an ostomy education company and owner of Community Ostomy/Wound Clinic. She discloses that she has received gifts and is on the advisory panel for Safe N Simple.
 
The planners this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.
 
Occupational Therapy Level and Content Focus
 
Content Level: Advanced
 
Content Focus:
- Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention
- Occupational Therapy Process: Activity Demands
- Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation
 
Course delivery format: Live conference
 
Instructional Method: Live multi-day presentation using lecture, discussion, and PowerPoint
 
Tuition Cost

Recertification Tuition Rate

$1,597  WCEI® Individual Alumni Rate

Recertification Fee: Fees are not included in the tuition rate.  You will need to select a credentialing board, complete their reccertifcation application and pay recertification fees.

  • 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
 
“I am a Registered Dietitian working in a Long-Term Care Facility. After talking with a fellow worker, I decided to pursue the NWCC certification to advance my understanding and competency in wound care from a nutritional perspective. I learned so much and now have the knowledge to support the wound care team with proper nutritional interventions. I am also grateful for the recognition and respect of the nurses and physicians on our team.”
Tami Pruitt, MS, RD, NWCC
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