Performing Ostomy Care
Objectives: Define the term ostomy and conditions that may require ostomies. Describe the procedures for emptying and changing ostomy pouches. Describe what to observe, document, and report when assisting a client with an ostomy. Identify the physical and emotional needs of clients with ostomies.
Description: This class will teach caregivers how to care for clients with ileostomies and colostomies. Caregivers will learn the meaning and purpose of different types of ostomies. They will also see how empty and change ostomy appliances, and assist with related care.