Skin Health Program Course: Ostomy

Skin Health Program Course: OSTOMY – $600.00


Foundations in Ostomy Management

Offered by the Wound, Ostomy & Continence Institute, this course is geared towards the non-specialist licensed nurse or allied health care provider in a variety of practice settings with the goal of improving and strengthening the ostomy care team and ostomy care for your patients.

What to Expect

Join colleagues from across the country for this Wound, Ostomy & Continence Institute Skin Health Program Ostomy Course:

  • 10 weeks of guided learning supported by Canadian Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence.
  • Online learning allows you to learn when and where it is most convenient for you.
  • Individualized support and feedback guide you through graded assignments and discussion forums.
  • Best practices course content from easily available text books and journals.
  • Course load depends on prior knowledge but usually about 5 -10 hours per week
  • Courses start in February and in October
  • Registration closes one month before the start date or when the course is full.

Course Content

Each lesson unit Includes textbook readings, presentations and journal articles. Information includes care of the adult and care of the child with an ostomy.

Topics include:

  • A&P of the gastrointestinal and genitourinary systems
  • Surgical procedures patient assessment
  • Abdominal assessment
  • Stoma assessment
  • Peristomal skin assessment
  • Effective pouching
  • Troubleshooting
  • Management of tubes and drains

Course Objectives:

By the end of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Define evidence supported theory in ostomy management;
  • Describe the effective use of ostomy assessment tools;
  • Determine the proper selection of ostomy products to manage effluent;
  • Solve problems through effective troubleshooting;
  • Demonstrate how to teach patients living with an ostomy and or their care givers to manage their ostomy;
  • Identify situations where consultation with the Nurse Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence is appropriate.

Download the Ostomy Course pamphlet (PDF)

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