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WOCN Continuing Education

Pre-operative Stoma Site Marking: What’s new? An update from the joint WOCN/AUA/ASCRS Stoma Site Marking Task Force

Dec 9, 2021 1:00pm ‐ Dec 9, 2024 2:00pm

Credits: None available.



Credits (Evaluation Required)

1.0- Contact Hours
Pharmacology Credits: 0.0

Release Date: 12/9/2021

Expiration Date: 12/9/2024

Credit Information:

Nurses – ANCC and CBRN Accreditation Statements

The Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

The Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15115.

Target Audience: RN, Nurse Practitioners, Health Care Professionals who work with WOC patients.

To Receive Credit:

  • Complete the activity in its entirety.

  • Complete/submit the online evaluation.

  • Print out your certificate and/or save to your computer. It will also be saved to your CEC account.

Program Overview: The Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society™ (WOCN®), in collaboration with the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) and the American Urological Association (AUA) developed an educational guide to assist clinicians in selecting an effective stoma site. This presentation will review the key points to consider, highlight what is new since the 2015 stoma positioning statement, and review newly-available resources to support clinicians preparing patients for ostomy-creating surgery.

Learning Outcome: Following this activity, learners will indicate [in the post activity evaluation] their intention to apply knowledge of the basics of pre-operative stoma site marking, report increased confidence in pre-operative stoma-related patient education, and set intentions to have coaching conversations with patients about the lifestyle and cultural implications of stoma-related surgery.

The live webinar was supported by an educational grant from Hollister. The WOCN® Society does not endorse specific products and services.

Disclosures: The planners and faculty for this program disclosed the following relationships:

Elizabeth Savage, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, CWON, IIWCC-NYU
- Medline: Skin Health Advisory Board and consulting fees
- EHOB: Skin Health Ambassador and consulting fees

Michael McGee, MD FACS, FASCRS
- Ethicon (Johnson & Johnson): Advisory committee and consulting fees
- Abbott: Quality improvement grant
- Intuitive Surgical: Educational training and associated travel costs

All potential Conflicts of Interest have been reviewed by the Lead Nurse Planner, Nurse Planner, and Director of Education, and resolved according to the WOCN Society policy to ensure that no bias exists as a result of disclosed relevant financial relationships with Commercial Interest Organizations.

Disclaimer: Accreditation refers to educational content only and does not imply ANCC, CBRN or WOCN Society endorsement of any commercial product or service.


  • Michael F. McGee, MD, FACS, FASCRS, Associate Professor of Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Colorectal surgeon, Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • Elizabeth Savage, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, CWON, IIWCC-NYU, Wound, Ostomy & Continence Clinical Nurse Specialist, Legal Nurse Consultant, New York University Langone Health System


  • 1.00 - Contact Hours

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