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Working Confidently with Bowel Stomas (DS)


Support workers may be required to assist with personal care for a participant who has a bowel stoma.

This course provides an introduction to bowel stoma care theory. The course should always be accompanied by a physical demonstration of a participant’s specific stoma appliances and their use to ensure competency.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the digestive system
  • Identify indications for ostomy surgery
  • Understand stoma appliances
  • Identify professionals in the holistic care team
  • Practice holistic support for the person and their stoma care requirements
  • Attend to complications and troubleshoot

CPD Value: 0.55

This course offers a fundamental introduction to the theory. It is advised that the learner complement this with a practical demonstration.

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