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Learning outcomes descriptions 3.4.c

Competence description VQTS:

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

Competence (EQF)SkillsKnowledge

The professional caregiver autonomously and independently guides and supervises others in assessing and caring for stomata.


































The professional caregiver is able to:

  • show others how to select, prepare and apply equipment for stoma care (e.g. one-piece kits, two-piece kits, supplementary kits),
  • teach others how to deal with different types of stomata of the gastrointestinal tract (e.g. removing and applying stoma bags),
  • show others how to irrigate stomata,
  • teach others how to deal with different types of stomata of the urinary system (e.g. removing and applying urostomy bags),
  • teach others how to handle tracheostomy including mechanical ventilated patients/clients,
  • teach others how to provide patients/clients with special pre/post-operative care,
  • show others the stoma documentation (see also CA.A.2),
  • assist attending physician in the installation of tracheostomy,
  • assist in surgical procedures for installing stomata,
  • evaluate other people’s ability to carry out stoma care and identify gaps in their knowledge,
  • motivate others to achieve the goals of stoma care,
  • develop training sessions on stoma care,
  • develop training sessions on special nutrition for patients/clients with gastrointestinal stomata.

The professional caregiver is able to:

  • discuss ethical principles of stomata (see also CA.B.1)
  • explain behaviour regarding stomata and stoma care in special situations (e.g. living with stoma, doing sport with stoma),
  • name stoma therapy aids,
  • name organisations that support patients/clients with stomata (e.g. International Ostomy Association),
  • explain the integration of relevant others in stoma care (e.g. relatives of the patient’s/client’s) (see also CA.6.2),
  • name methods for transferring knowledge and experience,
  • explain different coaching and training techniques,
  • describe techniques for increasing motivation,
  • explain the implementation of quality control regarding stoma care (see also CA.A.3).

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