Full course description
Accredited by the Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society since 1976, the WOC Nursing Education Program prepares the graduate nurse to provide specialty care for patients with ostomies and continent diversions. This course is geared towards the nurse who has at last 1,500 clinical hours in the Ostomy specialty and is looking to obtain WOCNCB® certification following the Experiential Pathway. The Experiential Pathway allows RNs with direct patient clinical hours in a specialty to expedite the certification process.
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.
- Anatomy and physiology of the GI/GU systems
- Assessment and diagnostic testing
- Disease processes and indications for a urinary or fecal diversion
- Surgical construction of stomas and continent diversions
- Pre-op counseling
- Stoma site marking
- Management of urinary and fecal diversions
- Peristomal skin
- Difficult pouching considerations
- Product selection
- Sexual counseling/rehabilitative care
- Oncology issues for the ostomy patient
- Percutaneous tubes
Lecture Notes are provided in electronic .pdf format.
- 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.
- Financial Relationships: ENPDC has evaluated everyone who has the ability to control content of this activity (planning committee members, subject matter experts, presenters) and found that no relevant financial relationships exist.
- Awarding Contact Hours: To obtain contact hours participants must
- Review the entire activity
- Score an 80% or higher on all case studies, quizzes, and exams
- Complete the evaluation at the end
- Certificates will be distributed at the end of the evaluation.
- Enduring Materials Dates:
- Start Date: 06/17/22
- Expiration Date: 06/17/25
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