IBD Nurse and Advanced Provider Best Practices Resource Library

The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation's Nurse and Advanced Practice Provider Committee has identified the below Best Practice resources to aid nurse and advanced practice providers with caring for IBD patients.  All resources have been vetted in practice and peer reviewed by the committee and will be updated on a routine basis.

The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation provides information for educational purposes only. The Foundation does not provide medical or other health care opinions or services. The inclusion of another organization's resources or referral to another organization does not represent an endorsement of a particular individual, group, company or product.

Adult Resources


Standardized Assessments


  • Surgical overview & pearls_JUNE 2019 - This resource provides a quick and thorough overview of IBD surgery including common indications for surgery, primary goals of surgery, common surgical procedures, post-operative issues, and finally, clinical pearls as takeaway points.
  • Assessment of patient with fecal diversion_JAN 2020 - This resource will assist you in assessing a patient with an ileostomy or colostomy and will provide suggestions for referrals and/or interventions
  • Ostomy Resources - A list of ostomy organizations and supply manufacturers.

Special Populations

Pediatric Resources

New Resources

Have a resource that you think would be helpful to include here? Submit your documents for review to Sudha Sarode, Professional Education Program Manager, at [email protected].