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Course Webinar: An Introduction to Ostomy Care in Rehabilitation

Course description: Living with an ostomy requires significant modifications to daily routines and ostomy care requires specialized knowledge. Occupational therapists must consider the physical and psychosocial impact of ostomy surgery. This course will provide an introduction to ostomy care across rehabilitation settings to prepare occupational therapists to properly care for clients with an ostomy.

Presented by John V. Rider, PhD, OTR/L, MSCS

Live course date: Friday, February 18, 2022

Time: 6 pm pacific | 7 pm mountain | 8 pm central | 9 pm eastern

John (Johnny) Rider is an Assistant Professor at Touro University Nevada in the School of Occupational Therapy. He has worked across the lifespan in multiple rehabilitation settings and currently works as a community-based occupational therapist for Good Life Therapy, LLC, in Southern Nevada. He is also a nationally certified American Sign Language interpreter and spends his free time exploring the outdoors with his wife and five children.

Duration: 1 hour.

Target audience: Occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants who work in rehabilitation settings with adults and children.

Course accreditation: Therapy Insights is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID TBA. This webinar is offered at 1 CEU.


0:00 - Overview of ostomy, prevalence and significance
0:10 - Types of ostomies and characteristics of normal stoma
0:25 - Introduction to pouch systems and clinical management
0:40 - Evaluating and treating a client with an ostomy with emphasis on OTs scope of practice
0:50- Resources & Q/A session
1:00 - End of Presentation

Instructional level: Introductory (Information is geared to practitioners with little or no knowledge of the subject matter. Focus is on providing general introductory information.)

Key learning outcomes:

As a result of this activity, the participant will be able to...

  1. Describe the three main types of ostomies and the characteristics of normal stomas.
  2. Identify essential components of the pouching system and the process of emptying and changing pouching systems.
  3. Identify essential domains for the evaluation and treatment of clients with an ostomy.

        Webinar information:

        • This course will be presented on the Zoom platform. 
        • High-speed internet connection is required.

        Recorded course information:

        • The recorded course will be made available by February 25, 2022.
        • The course will be available for CEUs until February 18, 2027.
        • You may register before the course is available and will receive an email with the link to the course once it becomes available.

        Instructor disclosures:

        • Financial
          • Presenter is being paid by Therapy Insights to prepare and present this course.
          • Presenter is a salaried faculty member of Touro University Nevada and Good Life Therapy, LLC. 
          • Presenter is a consultant for Therapy Insights and creates occupational therapy content.
        • Non-financial:
          • None.

        Instructional methodology: Lecture

        Course completion requirements:

        • Full attendance during webinar, as tracked by on-time login and online presence for the duration of the course.
        • Passing score of 100% on a 3-5 question quiz. You will receive immediate feedback and be able to correct answers. We want to ensure that you have the correct information as presented in this course.
        • Quiz needs to be completed within 2 hours of end of course.
        • Completion of program evaluation form.

        Access to this course is reserved for Access Pass members.

        Certificates of completion: Once the exam is completed and you have provided feedback about the course, you will receive an emailed certificate of completion with course title, course instructor name/title, learning objectives, your name, your license number (if desired), and a confirmation from the CE Task Force director confirming completion of course. If your state licensing board requires specific records of course participation (all licensing boards are different), please email us and we will provide the documentation.

        Special accommodations: Please email us with any special needs (e.g., people with hearing loss, people with learning disabilities, etc) prior to the event.

        Complaint policy: In the event that an individual is not satisfied with the organization’s continuing education program, we request a formal letter of complaint from the individual that outlines their concerns in writing. For more information, please read our full complaint policy.

        Cancellation policy:

        For Access Pass subscribers: In the event that a course is canceled or rescheduled, no cash refund will be provided to subscribers of the Access Pass. Therapy Insights will work to reschedule the event, or create a new event within the same month. Therapy Insights guarantees access to one live course per month to all subscribers. In the highly unlikely event that this commitment is not met, subscribers will receive a 50% refund for that month’s subscription cost. Subscribers who are on an annual payment plan will receive a pro-rated refund for 50% of the cost of that month.

        All refunds will be provided within 30 days of time of cancellation.

        Refund policy in the event that a participant cancels their registration.
        In the event that a participant/subscriber registers for the live course and then cancels participation, no refund will be provided. The participant will have the opportunity to access the recorded presentation at no additional cost as part of their subscription or registration fee.

        View our full cancellation policy.