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Anomalies of the GI Tract Requiring Ostomy and Other Surgery in Infants and Children

‐ Apr 21, 2026 11:59pm

Credits: None available.

Credits (Post Test and/or Evaluation Required)

1.5 - Contact Hours

Release Date: 4/21/2023

Expiration Date: 4/21/2026

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.

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
This course provides information to understand the anatomy and pathophysiology of GI disease processes that require ostomy surgery in infants and children. Using case studies of patients with complex abdominal conditions, evidence-based plans of care will be shared including strategies to improve consistency of care and setting realistic expectations for bedside staff. Additionally, nutrition and pharmacological strategies to facilitate physical growth in the acute care setting, and beyond, will be discussed.

Learning Outcome: Following this activity, the learner will report increased confidence in understanding anomalies of the gastrointestinal tract requiring surgeries for the pediatric population including implications for neonatal and pediatric ostomy care.

Relevant Financial Relationships:

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.

  • Judith Stellar - Coloplast, Inc - Consultant



  • 1.50 - Contact Hours