This course is only available to UNISON members.
Stoma Care – Promoting Good Practice
An increasing number of people in residential, home and acute settings are managing stomas. This workshop aims to give those who work with patients/clients with stomas a firm base on which to develop practice required for managing the complex needs of these patients. The workshop will look at different types of stomas, understanding the needs for different appliances, reasons for stoma formation, good skin management as well as problem solving and the impact of diet and lifestyle.
We welcome care staff, support workers, nurses, AHPs, home care and classroom assistants.
Tutor: Maggie Ferguson, Stoma Nurse
Tutor's organisation: Sangers
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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