Stoma Care Training

The purpose of this stoma care training course is to provide personnel with the theoretical and practical information they need to feel competent and at ease when handling a stoma.

Gain the required skills

The purpose of this stoma care training course is to provide personnel with the theoretical and practical information they need to feel competent and at ease when handling a stoma.

Delegates will receive examples of the many kinds of stoma bags during the session, along with instruction on how to change a stoma bag correctly.

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We can deliver this training at your premises, as long as it’s within the UK. Also, we have our own venues in the UK if you don’t have access to a training room. In addition, we are also able to deliver this training virtually using Zoom (Zoom sessions for this course will only be available for Theory only sessions)

This training is for anyone working within the health and social care sector.
We will deliver this training for a group of up to 12 delegates. Similarly, for larger groups we can either provide multiple trainers on the same day or run multiple days to get everyone trained.
In short, no. No classroom-based training course can give you full competency – be very wary of anyone claiming they can. However, our classroom-based assessments are designed to bridge the gap between classroom learning and workplace competency, we will provide you with the relevant workbooks and competency pro-formas to be observed and signed off within the workplace according to your local policy. We have put together this handy blog and video content to explain how this works.
One of our expert clinical tutors, these are either Nurses or Doctors with an abundance of clinical and complex care experience and knowledge – so you’ll be in great hands! Furthermore, we will let you know who is doing the training in advance, you can check out their skills and experience by finding them on our meet the team page.

Stoma Care Training

Staff members receive both theoretical and practical training in handling stomas in this course. It discusses how to change stoma bags properly and provides illustrations of various bag kinds. We stress the need of infection control as well as treating patients with dignity, privacy, and respect. Appropriate for all level of care staff.

In the UK, 1 in 335 persons have a stoma, which represents a sizable group with a wide range of demands. Stomas are frequently used to treat conditions like inflammatory bowel disease, colon cancer, bladder cancer, and problems with bowel control when using the restroom on a regular basis is challenging.Each has unique qualities and maintenance requirements.

Stoma care includes:

  • Looking after the stoma and skin nearby
  • Choosing, adjusting, and swapping stoma bags and extras
  • Stopping and treating possible problems
  • Helping with diet and lifestyle changes
  • Teaching and encouraging patients.

How Stomas Affect Patients:

Living with a stoma is a big change for patients.

It affects many parts of their lives, like sleep, food, what they wear, and how they feel.

Carers and Nurses need to learn a lot to support people needing help

  • Course Duration: 2- 3 hours
  • Course Level: Level 2
  • Certificate: 1-year certificate
  • Max Delegates: 12
  • Practical: Yes

Course Summary

This course teaches you how to safely take care of stomas and put decency and respect into practice. Through in-person instruction and hands-on training, you’ll learn about the anatomy, tools, methods, and best practices of stoma.

You may learn how to care for people with stomas by taking our Stoma Care Training module. You will discover the significance of stoma care, infection prevention techniques, the reasons behind a possible stoma, how to handle difficulties, how to insert and take out stoma bags, the value of privacy and respect, and the necessity of maintaining accurate records.

You will acquire the information and abilities necessary to deliver compassionate and efficient stoma care through engaging and dynamic Stoma Care training courses. 

Course Outline on Stoma Care:

Our stoma care training course covers essential topics to ensure you have the knowledge and skills to provide effective care for individuals with stomas. The course outline emphasizes the in patient well-being.

  1. What is a Stoma:
    • Explain Stoma: Understand what a Stoma is – it’s a hole in your body to let waste out.
    • Why it’s made: Learn why senior health workers make Stomas and how they help with certain health problems.
  2. Reasons for having a Stoma:
    • Why people need them: Find out which health issues might need a Stoma, like cancer.
  3. Risks associated with a Stoma:
    • What might go wrong: Know the problems that can happen with a Stoma and how to stop them.
    • How to stop them: Learn ways to keep Stomas safe and healthy.
  4. Anatomy:
    • Body bits: Know the body parts involved in Stoma care, like your gut and bladder.
  5. Different types of Stomas:
    • Different kinds: Understand the different types of Stomas, like ones for your tummy or pee.
  6. Infection Control:
    • Stop germs: Learn how to keep things clean to avoid getting sick around your Stoma.
  7. Stoma Appliances:
    • Stoma stuff: Get to know the things you use to take care of your Stoma and how to use them.
  8. Troubleshooting:
    • Fixing problems: Learn how to deal with common Stoma issues, like leaks or pain.
  9. Documentation:
    • Writing things down: Understand why it’s important to write down what happens with your Stoma and how you take care of it.
  10. Person-Centred Care:
    • Caring for you: Find out how to make sure you’re comfortable and happy while taking care of your Stoma.

What you’ll learn when you attend:

  • What’s a stoma? We’ll explain what it is, why it’s needed, and different types.
  • Why people get stomas: We’ll talk about health conditions that lead to stoma surgery.
  • Staying safe: Learn about potential challenges and how to prevent them.
  • Your body inside and out: Understand the key parts involved in stoma care.
  • Choosing the right pouch: Discover different types and how to find the perfect fit.
  • Keeping things clean: Learn proper handwashing, changing techniques, and skincare tips.
  • Dealing with hiccups: We’ll help you tackle leaks, bleeding, and pain.
  • Keeping track: Learn how to record your stoma’s health and care plan.
  • Care that respects you: We’ll emphasize dignity, privacy, and education throughout your journey.


Learning Goals:

By the end of the Stoma care course, you’ll be able to:

  1. Describe how stomas work.
  2. Identify and manage stoma issues.
  3. Fit and change stoma gear correctly.
  4. Provide tailored care for each patient.
  5. Keep accurate stoma care records.
  6. Follow best practices in stoma care.
  7. Communicate effectively with stoma patients.

Who is our Stoma Care Course Designed for?

This course is designed for nurses, healthcare assistants, and other professionals involved in caring for patients with stomas including:

  • Hospital/community nurses
  • Nursing home and care home staff
  • Home health aides
  • Stoma specialists
  • Pre and post-surgery nurses
  • Continence specialists
  • ER and ward nurses
  • Private duty and agency nurses


About Our Stoma Care Trainers

Our stoma care courses are taught by experienced Registered Nurses who specialise in ostomy care and other clinical courses.

Our teachers have many years of hands-on experience providing stoma care across healthcare settings.

They stay updated on the latest best practices through continued learning and professional growth. Their passion is sharing their extensive knowledge to help other nurses excel at stoma management. They have helped lots of nurses in getting better at checking stomas and thinking carefully about which tool to use and how to solve problems.

During our workshops, trainers like and other skilled teachers in stoma care provide practical help and group talks.

They know how to address challenges and offer helpful solutions.

Our teachers are committed to helping nurses and improving the lives of ostomy patients. They share their knowledge in a friendly and engaging way.


Why Attend This Course?

As a healthcare provider, you can better fulfil your duty of care towards ostomates through dedicated stoma care training that:

  • Equips you with the skills to correctly handle procedures
  • Builds knowledge to prevent and address complications
  • Allows you to understand the patient experience
  • Gives you confidence providing specialized care
  • Helps you meet training requirements
  • Lets you provide complete, holistic care

The Demand for Stoma Care

Over 102,000 people across the UK live with a stoma. With surgery rates increasing along with aging populations, the need for healthcare professionals competent in stoma care will continue rising. This course helps meet the demand.

Questions and Answers:

How do you become a stoma nurse?

To become a stoma nurse, follow these steps:

  • First, become a registered nurse by finishing a nursing degree or diploma.
  • Get experience in different nursing areas.
  • Take special stoma care training courses or workshops.
  • Apply for stoma care nursing jobs.
  • Keep learning and improving your stoma care skills.

Do you need training for stoma care?

Yes, training is crucial for stoma care. Healthcare professionals, including nurses, need special training to provide good care to people with stomas (surgical openings on the body for waste). Our training covers how to put on stoma appliances, protect the skin, and support patients adjusting to life with a stoma.

What are the three principles of stoma care nursing?

Stoma care nursing follows three main principles:

  • Assessment: Stoma nurses check the patient’s needs, the stoma’s condition, and any problems.
  • Education: They teach patients and families how to manage the stoma, including changing appliances and making lifestyle adjustments.
  • Support: Stoma nurses are there to help, answering questions, giving emotional support, and helping patients maintain their life quality after stoma surgery.

What is the role of a nurse in stoma care?

Nurses in stoma care:

  • Help patients adjust to life with a stoma.
  • Teach patients how to manage their stoma.
  • Check for and handle stoma issues or problems.
  • Ensure patients have the right supplies.
  • Offer emotional support and guidance to boost patients’ confidence and independence.
  • Work with other healthcare professionals to provide complete care for patients with stomas.

Can carers do stoma care?

Yes, carers can provide stoma care, but it’s important that they receive proper training and guidance to do it safely and effectively.

Stoma care often involves changing stoma bags, cleaning the stoma site, and ensuring the patient’s comfort. Training helps carers understand the specific needs and challenges of stoma care.

Do you need training for stoma care?

Yes, training is essential for anyone involved in stoma care. Whether you’re a healthcare professional or a carer, specialized training ensures you have the knowledge and skills to provide the best care for individuals with stomas.

Training covers tasks like changing stoma bags, preventing skin issues, and offering emotional support.

Can carers change stoma bags?

Yes, carers can change stoma bags, but it’s crucial that they receive proper training on how to do it safely and hygienically. Changing stoma bags is a common part of stoma care, and with the right training, carers can help individuals with stomas maintain their well-being and dignity.

How do you care for someone with a stoma bag?

Caring for someone with a stoma bag involves several steps:

  • Learn about stoma care and the specific needs of the individual.
  • Help the person change the stoma bag as needed, following hygiene guidelines.
  • Monitor the stoma site for any signs of issues or skin irritation.
  • Provide emotional support, as adapting to life with a stoma can be challenging.
  • Ensure the person has an adequate supply of stoma supplies and accessories.
  • Communicate openly with healthcare professionals for any concerns or questions regarding stoma care