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Unit B23 Aerodrome Studios, 2-8 Airfield Way, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 3TH - Telephone: 01425 273297

Stoma Care

Course  Aims

The aim of this course is to give learners the knowledge and skills required to care and support a person with a stoma.  This course will also give learners a detailed understanding of how a stoma works, the types of stomas available and the side-effects people may experience when using a stoma.

The course is aimed at nurses and care workers and gives the learner a better understanding of what daily care people will need.

Learners are to undertake written assessment.

Course Content

On successful completion of this course the learner will be qualified to:

  • Operate within the legal boundaries with regard to providing care for people with a stoma.
  • Understand the meaning of the word ‘Stoma’.
  • Explain the differences between a colostomy and an ileostomy.
  • Know the different foods which are rich in vitamins B12, K1 & K2.
  • Understand how the bowel works.
  • Understand the types of diseases which can affect the bowel.
  • Understand when a stoma is necessary.
  • Be aware of the psychological effects of having a stoma.
  • Know how to supporting somebody with a stoma.
  • Be aware of the side-effects of having a stoma.

Course  Duration

½ Day (3 Hours)

Number  of  Delegates

Maximum 15


Price as per current Price List