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Experiential Pathway Course - Ostomy 2.2

Time limit: 90 days
50 credits

$825 Enroll

Full course description

Course Description:

This is an independent, self-study course geared towards the graduate nurse with at least 1,500 clinical hours in the ostomy care specialty looking to obtain WOCNCB certification following the Experiential Pathway.  There is no instructor feedback nor participation.  The course is intended to serve as a review of established concepts and to demonstrate understanding of the concepts necessary for current, evidenced-based practice and certification. 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be awarded the 50 contact hours necessary to apply for WOCNCB® Ostomy certification via the Experiential Pathway.

Select Topics

  • Anatomy and physiology of the GI/GU systems
  • Assessment and diagnostic testing
  • Disease processes and indications for a urinary or fecal diversion
    • Adult
    • Pediatric
  • Surgical construction of stomas and continent diversions
  • Pre-op counseling
  • Stoma site marking
  • Management of urinary and fecal diversions
    • Stoma
    • Peristomal skin
    • Complications
    • Difficult pouching considerations
  • Product selection
  • Sexual counseling/rehabilitative care
  • Oncology issues for the ostomy patient
  • Fistulas
  • Percutaneous tubes

Lecture Notes are provided in electronic .pdf format.  

NOTE:  This is a CE course only.  As such, there is no instructor involvement nor participation.

Learner Disclosures

  • Accreditation Status: 

Emory Nursing Professional Development Center (ENPDC) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation.

  • Relevant Financial Relationships: 

ENPDC has evaluated everyone who is able to control content of this activity (planning committee members, subject matter experts, presenters) and found no relevant financial relationships. 

Katherine Wallender, faculty for this course, is a consultant for Hollister Incorporated.  All relevant financial relationships listed for this individual have been mitigated.

  • Awarding Contact Hours:

To obtain the contact hour certificate, participants must:

      • Participate in the entire activity.
      • Score 80% or higher on every graded assignment.
      • Complete the course evaluation.

Certificate will be distributed after successful completion of the course and completion of the course evaluation.

  • Enduring Materials Dates: 
    • Start Date:  06/17/22
    • Expiration Date:  06/17/25

 

Need Help with Registration? Please contact us at wocnec@emory.edu or 404-727-9208.