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Transitions of Care for the Ostomy Patient

‐ Jan 24, 2026 11:59pm

Credits: None available.

Credits (Post Test and/or Evaluation Required)

1.0 - Contact Hours

Release Date: 1/24/2023

Expiration Date: 1/24/2026

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.

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

This program is supported by an educational grant from Convatec. The WOCN® Society does not endorse or support products or services.

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
New ostomates experience a variety of needs as they heal from surgery and transition across care settings. Whether practicing inpatient, at a clinic, or in the home, the WOC nurse provides valuable support in moving patients toward independence. This session provides information for the learner on how we can work together to promote optimal outcomes.

Learning Outcome: 
Following this activity, the learner will report increased confidence in helping new ostomy patients navigate their needs across different practice settings to help promote independence in their own care.

Disclosures: The planners and faculty for this activity have no relevant relationships with ANCC/ACCME-defined ineligible companies to disclose, unless listed below. All relevant relationships with ineligible companies were mitigated according to the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education.



  • 1.00 - Contact Hours