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Ileostomy, Colostomy and Stoma Care for Support Workers : Face-to-Face Training and Assessment

Ostomy and Stoma Care for Support Workers : Face-to-Face Training

This program is designed for support workers, to assist, support or manage a client with a stoma. Participants will be shown how to clean the stoma, change an ostomy bag and troubleshoot common problems, whilst understanding standard precautions of infection control.

Learning Objectives
Demonstrate how to safely change an ostomy bag
Demonstrate appropriate infection control precautions whilst cleaning a stoma
Troubleshoot common problems that occur

Delivery Mode
2 hours and 45 minutes face-to-face training and assessment

Qualification Issued
Ileostomy, Colostomy and Stoma Care for Support Workers : Face-to-Face Training and Assessment

More About This Course
We select our Premium Health trainers and assessors carefully. All are nurses or paramedics with appropriate qualifications, technical expertise and experience in the health care, emergency first aid and education sectors. This enables them to provide you with quality training which is grounded in experience and knowledge of the field.

Some of the topics include:

  • Reviewing the different components of the digestive system

  • Understanding the different ostomy and stomal positions

  • Discussing specific management requirements for clients with an ostomy (drainage, dietary requirements etc.)

  • How to safely change an ostomy bag

  • Understanding appropriate infection control precautions

  • Explaining the safe cleaning regime of a stoma

  • Successfully trouble shooting common problems that occur in clients with an ostomy

  • Reviewing standard precaution procedures required for managing bodily fluids

  • Importance of stoma position and client care

Premium Health were fast, flexible and willing to assist at all times, we changed sessions from face-to-face (on-site) to video conferencing for all of our people. This was a great achievement and provided a great outcome.

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