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Learning outcomes descriptions 3.4.b

Competence description VQTS:

3.4.b Is able to assess and take care of stomas according to prescription.     

  
Competence (EQF)SkillsKnowledge

The professional caregiver is able to autonomously and independently assess the status and provide adequate care of stomata. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The professional caregiver is able to:

  • choose, prepare and apply equipment for stoma care (e.g. one-piece kits, two-piece kits, supplementary kits),
  • deal with different types of stomata of the gastrointestinal tract (e.g. removing and applying stoma bags),
  • administer nutrition and medications through percutaneous enteral gastrostomy (see also CA.2.2 and CA.3.2)
  • perform irrigation into stomata (see also CA.2.4),
  • deal with different types of stomata of the urinary system (e.g. removing and applying urostomy bags),
  • perform care of tracheostomy,
  • apply tracheostomy care for mechanical ventilated patient’s/client’s (see also CA.3.5),
  • apply methods of wound care in stoma care (e.g. identifying and reporting skin problems and providing adequate care),
  • care for patients/clients before and after surgery,
  • carry out a stoma documentation (see also CA.A.2),
  • react adequately to the patient’s/client’s needs,
  • react adequately to changes in the patient’s/client’s condition and decide who should be involved in the care process (e.g. attending physician),
  • apply stoma care templates. 
 

The professional caregiver is able to:

  • explain legal regulations and consequences regarding stoma care (see also CA.B.3),
  • explain the anatomy and physiology of the gastrointestinal tract,
  • explain diseases that can lead to stomata of the gastrointestinal tract,
  • describe consistency of faeces according different gastrointestinal stomata,
  • explain the need for special nutrition regarding different gastrointestinal stomata (see also CA.2.2),
  • explain the anatomy and physiology of the urinary system,
  • explain diseases that can lead to stomata of the urinary system,
  • explain the anatomy and physiology of the lungs and the pulmonary system,
  • explain diseases that can lead to tracheostomy,
  • describe airway suction through tracheostomy (see also CA.3.5),
  • explain preoperative care for patients/clients who are to receive a stoma,
  • explain postoperative care for patients/clients who have received a stoma,
  • describe types of stomata in childhood and their possible cause,
  • define proper location for different stomata,
  • name necessary equipment for stoma care and care products for stoma care (e.g. one-piece kits, two-piece kits, stoma caps, irrigation kit, urine collection bags, accessories such as adhesive pastes, antiseptic cloths and disinfectant, skin protection creams),
  • list problems associated with stomas (e.g. changes in faeces and odour, skin problems, dehydration, bleeding from stomata),
  • designate professions to be involved in stoma care (e.g. stoma nurse, attending physician),
  • explain their own behaviour when dealing with risky situations and changes in the patient’s/client’s condition.

 

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