Complex Bowel Care Training – Ostomy and Stoma Care
It is an essential component of a support workers role to understand how to follow correct procedures detailed in a support plan for complex bowel care, and communicate and document bowel function.
The training is competency based and assessment is undertaken of knowledge or knowledge and skills, depending on the delivery option selected.
This course is compliant with the NDIS High Intensity Support Skills Descriptor for Complex Bowel Care relating to a participant living with a stoma.
- Describe strategies to maintain regular bowel function
- Troubleshoot common problems
- Follow a support plan for complex bowel care (stoma)
All Delivery Modes:
- Demonstrate the changing of an ostomy bag
- Demonstrate appropriate infection control precautions whilst cleaning a stoma
- Demonstrate in a simulated environment the correct technique for changing a one-piece ostomy bag using correct infection control principles
Face-to-Face or Live Online with Skills Assessment Only:
- 2 hours and 30 minutes live online training and knowledge assessment (theory only)
- 3 hours live online training with knowledge and skills assessment (theory and competency assessment)
- 2 hours and 45 minutes face-to-face training with knowledge and skills assessment (theory and competency assessment)
- Complex Bowel Care - Ostomy and Stoma Care : Live Online Training and Knowledge Assessment
- Complex Bowel Care - Ostomy and Stoma Care : Live Online Training with Knowledge and Skills Assessment
- Complex Bowel Care - Ostomy and Stoma Care: Face-to-Face Training and Assessment
Some of the topics include:
- Basic anatomy of the digestive system
- Supporting a participant to clean and maintain healthy condition of the stoma site
- Changing ileostomy and colostomy bags
- Monitoring outputs and appearance of the stoma
- Identifying and responding to problems such as blockages
- Common methods to clean and protect skin around the stoma
- Characteristics of a healthy stoma
- Different ostomy and stomal positions
- Understanding appropriate infection control precautions
- Importance of stoma position and participant care
- Reporting responsibilities, including handover, recording observations and incident reporting
Premium Health offers both face-to-face delivery and online live training and assessment. Courses are available onsite at your venue, online Australia wide or at our public course venue.
Our public training option includes skills-based assessment using an equipment pack. This pack will be shipped to your nominated address prior to the training and must be brought to the session. To allow for shipment lead times, enrolments for this course will close 17 days prior to course commencement. Please book in advance to avoid disappointment.
Please note the below pricing is inclusive of GST.