Ostomy Care Associates Program
Enrolling in the Ostomy Care Associates (OCA) program will increase you or your staffs’ basic ostomy knowledge and increase confidence on how to care for people with an ostomy. After taking the OCA program the learner will have the proper knowledge and hands on experience to properly teach people with an ostomy how to care for their ostomy, will have a working knowledge of pouching systems (how to assess for use, how to address peristomal skin issues) as well as help the person with a new stoma move toward adjustment.
- Enhance learners’ ability to provide optimal care for people with ostomies.
- Equip the learner with the ability to provide basic optimal care for people with ostomies.
- Educate and prepare more skilled ostomy care providers across all health care settings.
- measure a stoma;
- pouch a stoma;
- assess and evaluate peristomal and stoma complications;
- perform a colostomy Irrigation;
- provide fistula management;
- stabilize percutaneous tubes.
To see sample videos of the OCA Program Modules please visit: https://www.wocn.org/page/AboutOCAProgram
Anatomy & Physiology of GI Tract
Colostomy: Indications, Surgical Construction, and Management
Ileostomy, Jejunostomy: Indications Surgical Construction, and Management
A & P of GU System: Implications for Ostomy Care
Incontinent Urinary Diversions: Indications, Surgical Construction and Management
General Considerations in Ostomy Patient Care and Education
Rehabilitation: Living Well with an Ostomy
Continent Diversions: Abdominal and Pelvic Reservoirs
Fistula Management: Nursing Challenges
Percutaneous Tube Management
WANT TO KNOW MORE?
After completing the online modules, the hands-on skills and testing day will be held at University of Chicago Medical Center. The location of the classroom for the skills and testing will be e-mailed to learners.
DIRECTIONS AND PARKING
Contact OCA Program Coordinators via e-mail here.
ACCESSIBILITY The University of Chicago is committed to providing equal access appropriate to need and circumstances and complies fully with legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are in need of special accommodation, please contact OCA Program Coordinators via email at OCAProgram@uchospitals.edu.
The University of Chicago reserves the right to cancel or postpone this conference due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event, this activity must be canceled or postponed, the registration fee will be refunded; however, The University of Chicago is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.
OCA COURSE COORDINATORS
Martha Branstiter, BSN, RN, CWOCN
Janice C. Colwell, APRN, CWOCN, FAAN
Kathleen Hudson, MSN, RN, CWOCN
Michele Kaplon-Jones, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, CWOCN, CFCN
Laura Williamson, BSN, RN, CWON
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. This includes any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients. The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner that could create a conflict of interest. Mechanisms are in place to identify and resolve any potential conflict of interest prior to the start of the activity.
Additionally, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration, at first mention and where appropriate in the content.
HOW TO REGISTER
|There is a $49 discount per learner for groups of 5 or more.|
Contact OCAProgram@uchospitals.edu for the discount code!
CANCELLATION POLICY If you cancel your participation in this conference, your registration fee less $100 will be refunded when written notification is received two weeks before the start of the course. No refunds will be made less than two weeks before the start of the course.