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Understanding Obesity

Course Syllabus

This lesson provides an overview of the various kinds of ostomies. Includes information about why a client may have an ostomy, permanent vs. temporary ostomies, and general care of ostomies. Discusses the emotional impact of having an ostomy and provides tips for helping clients with their nutrition, elimination program, and ostomy care.


Define "ostomy" and explain its purpose.
Describe at least three different kinds of ostomies.
Discuss at least four different complications that are common for people with ostomies.
Discuss the personal care, skincare, and nutritional needs of people who have ostomies.
Assist clients with ostomy care, as permitted by workplace policy and state regulations.

Audio: No
Course Length: 1 hour(s)
Audience: Home Health Aide; Hospice Aide; Nurse Assistant - CNA; Personal Care Aide
CE Credit: 1 hour(s)
CE Approval Statement: In the Know is an approved provider of online CNA continuing education in 49 states. (Exception: The state of Delaware provides free continuing education to all Delaware CNAs.)
Disclosures: The authors, planners and reviewers of this educational activity declare no conflicts of interest with this activity. There are no commercial interests or sponsorships related to this educational activity.

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    Course Code: ITK1040288

    Available in PDF: Yes

    State Code: CDPH Approval: NAC# 7036