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Learning outcomes descriptions 3.4.a

Competence description VQTS:

3.4.a Is able to assist in assessing and taking care of stomas according to prescription.        

Competence (EQF)SkillsKnowledge

The professional caregiver is able to assist in assessing and caring for different kinds of stomata. 


































The professional caregiver is able to:

  • be aware of conditions of the patient/client that result from stoma and to support the patient/client in self-esteem and body image protection,
  • accept stomata and stoma care as a part of excretion (see also CA.2.4)
  • involve the patient/client and relevant others in the supporting of stomata,
  • assist in choosing, preparing and applying equipment for stoma care (e.g. one-piece kits, two-piece kits, supplementary kits),
  • assist in dealing with different types of stomata of the gastrointestinal tract (e.g. removing and applying stoma bags),
  • assist in administering nutrition through percutaneous enteral gastrostomy (see also CA.2.2),
  • assist in the irrigation of stomata,
  • assist in dealing with different types of stomata of the urinary system (e.g. removing and applying urostomy bags),
  • assist in the dealing with tracheostomy,
  • assist in tracheostomy care for mechanical ventilated patients/clients,
  • assist in wound care for stoma care (e.g. identifying and reporting skin problems and providing adequate care),
  • classify contaminated materials and dressings and dispose appropriately (see also CA.4.1),
  • assist in the care of patients/clients before and after surgery,
  • assist in the stoma documentation (see also CA.A.2),
  • collaborate with other professionals in stoma care (e.g. stoma nurse).

The professional caregiver is able to:

  • explain special conditions of patients/clients with stomata and their own behaviour regarding the mental condition of the patient/client,
  • name different stomata (e.g. percutaneous enteral gastrostomy, ileostomy, colostomy, urostomy, nephrostomy, uretero-cutaneostomy, ileal conduit, cystostomy, Kock reservoir, tracheostomy),
  • explain the appearance of a properly treated stoma,
  • describe how to irrigate stomata (see also CA.2.4),
  • explain techniques for involving patient’s/client’s resources regarding stoma care.

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