The Critical Role of Wound Ostomy

Continence Nurses

Presented by:

Janice Colwell, RN, MS, CWOCN, FAAN and Michele Kaplon, MSN, RN,

APN-BC, CWOCN - University of Chicago Medicine

Live: September 7, 2017 @ 1pm ET
On-Demand: September 11, 2017

ALL Webinars will be  available


“The Critical Role of Wound Ostomy Continence Nurses” webinar will present patient advocates responding to a pre-set Q&A including questions such as:


  • Social cost of incontinence and living with a bowel diversion

  • How a WOCN compliments an expert care team

  • Conducting a focused assessment

  • Developing a post-colectomy care plan

  • Recommended management strategies for bowel diversions


Learning Objectives: 


  • To relate challenges patients face after a bowel diversion

  • To communicate management strategies for bowel diversion

  • To recognize the roll of a WOCN in a high risk cancer clinic 


Registration Information


8 Part Webinar Series: $70* by February 23rd

8 Part Webinar Series: $80* after February 23rd


Educational Credits



According to the criteria of the American Board of Certification for Gastroenterology Nurses (ABCGN), 8 hour(s) earned in this activity are considered GI Specific for the purpose of recertification by contact hours through the ABCGN.



The Hereditary Colon Cancer Foundation is collaborating with University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing to provide these learning activities.  Registered nurses participating in the entire series of webinars and completing the evaluation tools may receive a maximum of eight (8) continuing nursing education contact hours for the entire series.  (One contact hour per webinar.)  The University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing is an accredited provider of continuing nursing education from the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.



This conference has been approved by the Canadian Association of Genetic Counsellors (CAGC) for 7.33 CECs.


The Genetic Counsellor Registration Board (UK) will award one hour of CPD credit for each hourly webinar.



The National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) has authorized the Hereditary Colon Cancer Foundation to offer up to 0.80 CEUs or 8.00 Category 1 contact hours for the event: Recognizing and Treating Polyposis Conditions. The American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) will accept CEUs earned at this program for the purposes of genetic counselor certification and recertification. 


*At the time of registration, a one time $25 fee will be added for individuals desiring CEUs through the NSGC. 


Sessions may be attended LIVE or viewed On-Demand.


Refund Policy


Registration fees cover the cost of CEUs, and production and promotion of the webinar series. Proceeds benefit the Hereditary Colon Cancer Foundation. If you would like to receive a refund, please email 24 hours prior to the first webinar's start time. Refunds will exclude a 10% processing fee.