Stoma Care Workshop
Healthway Hospital along with the Ostomy Association of India has initiated workshops for nurses across Goa and also the neighbouring states. The OAI is a voluntary association of ostomates, nurses and doctors, who are dedicated to the service of fellow ostomates. The workshop comprises of intensive full day-long training session for nurses, which involves stoma care, pre-operative work up, recognizing stoma abnormalities, care of the stoma patient in immediate post-operative period complications, familiarisation with various surgical techniques and products used in stoma care.
The module also incorporates psychological and counselling aspects of such patients, apart from training about aspects like pouching and irrigation.