The keys to intervention in the global aspects that surround and determine the quality of life of the ostomized patient, in a training created specifically for the nursing professional"

Ostomized patients experience changes in their lives, mainly related to a social area, such as work, leisure or sexuality, which could result in their feelings of insecurity and fear of rejection being accentuated. It is therefore essential that the patient receives comprehensive care, with a multidisciplinary and specialized approach to the needs of the patient and his or her family, with a view to full physical, emotional and social recovery, leading to recovery.  

It is therefore essential to prepare the patient for this new situation. Preoperative consultations and the role of the nurse will play a key role in this adaptation and rehabilitation process. 
Throughout the process, the nurses will provide the patient with all the necessary training in self-care, hygiene, nutrition, etc., knowledge that he/she will acquire from the beginning.  

For all these reasons, the nurse will play a key role in the health promotion and health education of ostomized patients, helping and training them in this new situation. 

Hygiene, self-care, nutrition, medication and skin care are basic areas in the care of the ostomized patient. In addition, we add others such as continuity of care, beyond the hospital area, and recovery, through expert patient support, patient schools or rehabilitation.  

Adaptation to ostomy depends on factors such as the underlying disease, concomitant treatments, surgical intervention conditions, ostomy complications, post-surgical sequelae, prognosis, characteristics of the social and psychological environment, beliefs, values, attitudes towards the disease, physical limitations and pain, among others.  

The concept of quality of life has gained importance in recent times because, as life expectancy in the population has increased, the number of people with some degree of disability or with chronic diseases suffering from the effects of the disease and the medical or surgical treatment implemented has also increased. Because quality of life is based on subjective measurements, valid, reproducible and reliable assessment methods are required. 

You will learn in a real way, through cases and practical situations, which will allow you to deepen your knowledge in a contextual way" 

This Postgraduate Diploma in Psychological Aspects, Education and Sexuality of the Ostomized Patient for Nurses contains the most complete and up to date scientific program on the market. The most important features of the Specialist Diploma program are:  

  • Clinical cases presented by experts. Its graphic, schematic and eminently practical contents, with which they are conceived, gather scientific and assistance information on those medical disciplines that are essential for professional practice.  
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic novelties on the care of patients with digestive pathologies.  
  • Presentation of practical workshops on procedures, diagnosis, and treatment techniques.  
  • Algorithm-based interactive learning system for decision-making in the presented clinical situations.  
  • It includes theoretical lessons, questions to the expert, discussion forums on controversial topics and individual reflection papers.  
  • Content that is accessible from any fixed or portable device with an Internet connection.  

An exceptional opportunity to give your resume a boost with intensive and efficient training, while being fully compatible with your professional and personal life"

Its teaching staff includes reference professionals, who contribute their work experience to this refresher program, in addition to other professionals specializing in the digestive system service.  

The multimedia content developed with the latest educational technology will provide the professional with situated and contextual learning, i.e., a simulated environment that will provide an immersive training program to train in real situations.  

The design of this program is based on Problem-Based Learning, by means of which the nursing professional must try to solve the different professional practice situations that arise throughout the program. This will be done with the help of an innovative interactive video system developed by recognized experts in nursing care in internal digestive pathology care and with extensive teaching experience.  

During the course you will acquire practical experience through simulated learning environments based on real situations and cases"


The contents of this course have been created to provide the most efficient route through the essential knowledge of this area of work. A complete, intensive, clear and useful syllabus that will allow you to use the new skills and knowledge you acquire almost immediately.  

A complete training program created by experts in the field that will take you through the most comprehensive and effective compendium of knowledge in the online teaching market"

Module 1. Physical and Psychological Aspects of the Ostomy Patient

1.1. Emotional Phases of the Ostomy Patient
1.2. Assistance to the Ostomized Patient
1.3. The Anxiety and Fear of the Ostomy Patient
1.4. The Physical Change of the Ostomized Patient
1.5. Situation at Hospital Discharge
1.6. Family, Social and Couple Relationship
1.7. Social Life and Travel
1.8. Physical Activity and Sport
1.9. Labor Activity
1.10. Ostomy and Pregnancy

Module 2. Health Promotion and Health Education

2.1. Education of Healthcare Personnel
2.2. Continuity of Care
2.3. Hygiene and Self-care
2.4. Devices and Choice of Device
2.5. Skin Care and Adaptation to Daily Life
2.6. Nutrition in the Ostomized Patient
2.7. Medication in the Ostomized Patient
2.8. Recovery and Physiotherapy

2.8.1. Pelvic Floor Recovery
2.8.2. Recovery of the Abdominal Wall

2.9. Ostomy Patient Associations
2.10. Patient Schools

Module 3. Sexuality and Quality of Life of the Ostomy Patient

3.1. Physical or Psychological Problems
3.2. Psychophysiological Cycle of the Human Sexual Response
3.3. Physical Changes from Surgery
3.4. Common Sexual Problems
3.5. Effects of Medication on Sex and Assessment of Sexual Function
3.6. Sexual Counseling
3.7. Sterility and Contraception
3.8. Quality of life
3.9. Quality of Life Assessment
3.10. The Importance of Nurse-Patient-Family Communication

A unique, key, and decisive training experience to boost your professional development”