Ostomy Management

Course Summary

Upon successful completion of this course, attendees will learn how to evaluate and treat clients with an ostomy. The course will start by providing an overview of the anatomy and physiology as it relates to the urinary and digestive system. This will provide a foundation for understanding why and how to treat clients with fecal and urinary diversions using a client-centered approach. Attendees will learn how to address common skin problems, pouching systems and therapeutic interventions for activities of daily living as it relates to ostomy care.

Single Registrant - $30
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AOTA approved provider
Ostomy Management


  • Identify the key structures and role of the digestive system.
  • Compare and contrast continent and incontinent urinary and fecal diversions.
  • Identify different pouching systems and select the most appropriate system for each type of ostomy/stoma.
  • Identify common peristomal skin complications and appropriate treatment interventions for protecting the skin.
  • Identify occupation-based treatment interventions for each basic activity of daily living as it relates to ostomy care.

Credit info

Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants: AppleTree CEU is an AOTA approved provider of professional development. Course approval ID# 00381. This live in-person course is offered at 0.10 CEUs (Beginner level, Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process.  The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

AOTA approved provider

Registered Nurses & Licensed Vocational Nurses: AppleTree CEU, LLC is pending approval through the Kansas State Board of Nursing. 

Disclosures – Mr. Despommier has no financial relationships to disclose. The nurse planner is a paid speaker for Convatec.  All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.


If you would like to host a private course, please contact us! 

11:30 am Registration

12:00-1:00 Ostomy Intro

  • Statistics
  • Impact on daily life
  • Interdisciplinary approach
  • Therapy role

Anatomy and physiology

  • Urinary bladder
  • GI tract and accessory organs
  • Pelvic floor

Ostomy surgery

  • Fecal and urinary diversion
  • Pouching systems
  • Peristomal skin complications
  • Therapeutic inverventions

Course Completion Requirements

Certificates are provided upon successful completion of the course and evaluation form.


Ostomy Management Individual Registrant

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