# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Health Assisting Careers Task 133354721

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Assist with ostomy care.


Assistance should include
  • identification of different types of ostomies
  • skin care
  • care and emptying of appliance
  • description of output.

Process/Skill Questions

  • Why does the location of the ostomy determine the consistency of the stool?
  • What factors are important to note?
  • What are the signs and symptoms of skin breakdown around the ostomy site?
  • Why is it important to maintain skin integrity, and how would you do this?
  • How often should ostomy devices be changed?
  • How often should the ostomy bag be emptied, and how would you do this?
  • What documentation is required for ostomy care?

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