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Hollister Ostomy Care

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Hollister Education has developed an online course in Ostomy Care that offers healthcare professionals the opportunity to learn more about this specialized area of care. There are a total of four lessons that may be viewed in any order, with an assessment at the conclusion of each lesson.  Topics include:  pouching systems, ostomy accessories, and problem solving. Each lesson contains a glossary of terms and reference resources.


Lesson 1: Ostomy Overview

Ostomy Lesson 1

  • Describe the three main types of ostomies 
  • Describe the characteristics of normal stomas 
  • Identify diseases associated with stoma construction

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Lesson 2: Pouching Systems

Ostomy Lesson 2

  • Identify essential components of a pouching system
  • Identify pouch and barrier options
  • Describe key product features
  • Explain the process of changing pouching systems

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Lesson 3: Ostomy Accessories

Ostomy Lesson 3

  • Identify common ostomy accessories
  • Explain why accessories are used
  • Demonstrate how to use accessories

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Lesson 4: Problem Solving

Ostomy Lesson 4

  • Identify common issues associated with ostomy care
  • Initiate proper interventions

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