IBD Nurse & Advanced Provider Best Practices Resource Library

The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation's Nurse & 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.

Adult Resources:

Adult IBD Cases
IBD Educational Videos
Ostomy and Surgery
  • Surgical Overview & Pearls: 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: 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.
  • Improving Surgical Outcomes in IBD: What factors should you consider to optimize your IBD patients before and after surgery? The patient-provider relationship and patient education are crucial factors in improving surgical outcomes. Learn more about how to practically implement these in your practice.
Intake and Assessment
Special Populations
Communicating with Patients
Research Education



Pediatric Resources:

Pediatric IBD Cases
IBD Educational Videos
IBD Tips
Intake and Assessment
Health Maintenance
Special Populations
  • Very Early Onset IBD Work Up: Resource that reviews VEO-IBD definition, causes, goals of diagnostic evaluation, clinical presentation, work-up, and more
Diet and Nutrition
Communicating with Patients

New resources:

Have a resource that you think would be helpful to include here? Submit your ideas to Kate Carmody, MPH, Manager, Professional Education, at [email protected].


The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation provides information for educational purposes only. The Foundation does not provide medical or other health care opinions or services. We encourage you to review the latest guidelines available on IBD. The inclusion of another company’s/organization’s/doctor’s resources or referral to another company/organization/doctor does not represent an endorsement of a particular individual, group, company, or product





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