An ostomy nurse provides care and treatment for patients with digestive and urinary disorders. This specialty falls within the specialty of wound, ostomy, and continence (WOC) nursing. For ostomy care, nurses provide pre-operative and post-operative support, and education for patients with colostomies, ileostomies, and urostomies. Ostomy nurses can see patients in inpatient or outpatient settings and are knowledgeable in surgical wound management, assessing for signs of infection or issues with a stoma and surrounding skin, troubleshooting and recommending ostomy products for leak prevention.
Ostomy nurses have a strong ability to lead and direct others, are driven, and able to work with autonomy and as part of a team. They have strong teaching skills and are able to communicate effectively with patients, families, and members of the multidisciplinary team.
Ostomy Nurse Organizations and Certifications
- Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing Certification Board (WOCNCB)
- National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy
- Ostomy Management Specialist Certification (OMS)
- Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN)
- United Ostomy Associations of America, Inc
Our featured Ostomy Nurse experts
Expert 1482 – Our ostomy expert has been a registered nurse since 2006 and has a broad range of clinical experience. She has been working in wound, ostomy, and diabetic education since 2006 and is currently the team leader of her unit. She is certified in Ostomy Management (OMS), Wound Ostomy (CWON), Wound Care (WCC), debridement, and Diabetic Education (CDE). This expert is currently living and working in Redding, CA. To learn more about this expert click here.
Expert 7953 – Our ostomy expert received her Master of Science in Nursing in 2001 is a certified Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurse (CWON) since 2006. She has been working in wound and ostomy management since 2005 and since 2007, and currently, she is working as an advanced practice wound and ostomy nurse. This expert is currently living and working in San Diego, CA but is available nationwide. To learn more about this expert click here.
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