National Center of Continuing Education: Caring for the Ostomy Patient

This course increases knowledge regarding basic ostomy management, common surgical procedures, and assessment of the stoma. Diet and nutrition issues and psychological factors are also discussed. Selecting the right applicance and managing it correctly is crucial to successful ostomy care and patient focus.

Course objectives include:

Name the reasons for needing an ostomy.
Identify the most common ostomy problems and their solutions.
Name the psychological problems that an ostomy patient may experience.


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