CPD modules

Care of patients with peristomal skin complications

  • RCN accredited
  • Peer reviewed
  • Certificate
  • Learning time: 02 hrs
  • Last updated: 2020
  • Link to RCNi portfolio

This learning module examines stoma formation to manage certain diseases and as a result of surgery to the gastrointestinal or urinary tract. It focuses on the signs, symptoms and management of peristomal skin complications but also addresses how having a stoma can affect individual's physical, psychological and social functioning. Management and teaching patients to self-care for the stoma are also described.

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Please note that information provided by RCNi Learning is not sufficient to ensure competence in the skill. Assessment of competence should take place in line with local practice. Practice should always align with local protocols and procedures, latest guidelines and any regulatory code. All modules should currently be viewed together with available national and local Covid-19 guidelines. For advice, go to www.rcn.org.uk/covid-19/rcn-position

Jennie Burch, Enhanced recovery nurse, St Mark’s Hospital, Harrow, Middlesex.


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