Ostomy Care Management (OCM) Program Now Available

Thumbnail for Ostomy Care Management (OCM)This program was developed by the Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society, in collaboration with the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, to provide the learner with advanced education in five (5) areas of stoma care. The modules present practical “how to” information used to manage the person with a stoma to live successfully:

  • Basic stoma care covers how a stoma is managed, types of pouching systems, how to determine the best fit, wear time and educational issues.
  • Adaptation to living with a stoma provides information on clothing, diet, activity, and support information.
  • Stoma site marking reviews the principles of choosing a stoma site including situations such as two stoma sites and OR site options.
  • Stoma and peristomal complications with practical solutions are covered (how to adapt a pouching system, topical treatments) and
  • Fistula management provides instruction via case studies.
Purchase Program

ASCRS members are required to create a free account on the WOCN website to purchase the course.

Learner Outcome: The learner will report increased confidence in ability to choose an appropriate ostomy site, provide pre and post op education to patients and families, selecting appropriate pouching systems for a range of abdominal topography and manage the basics of fistula containment and related skin care.

This program was supported by an educational grant from Hollister Incorporated. The Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society and the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons do not endorse specific products and services.

Target Audience: Colorectal surgeons, residents, physician assistants, general surgeons and other healthcare professionals in caring for patients with colon and rectal disease who may receive an ostomy as part of their plan of care.

ASCRS Members are eligible for a $50 discount! Check your email or reach out to [email protected] for the discount code.

CME Hour(s): AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

To Receive Credit:

  • Complete the activity in its entirety.
  • Complete/submit the online evaluation. To receive credit for each session, click on the CE Information tab and complete the session evaluation. To access your certificate of completion, click on My Account at the top of the screen, click on CNE Transcripts, locate the course, and complete the overall evaluation. At the completion of this step, you will be able to print your certificate with a transcript.
  • Print out your certificate and/or save it to your computer. It will also be saved to your CEC account.

Credit Information: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and the Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society. The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Board of Surgery (ABS) Continuous Certification:

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn credit toward the CME requirement(s) of the American Board of Surgery’s Continuous Certification program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABS credit.

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