About

Ostomy Launchpad CPD is an interactive revalidation tool for nurses. This platform offers all users a free online portfolio, so you can easily save evidence of your progress towards NMC requirements, ready to download whenever you need it.

Your membership of Ostomy Launchpad CPD entitles you to:

  • Access topical peer-reviewed content
  • Learn the latest nursing standards and share best practices that will stimulate thought and reflection
  • Help you fulfil your revalidation requirements

Hollister Incorporated is an independent, employee-owned company that develops, manufactures, and markets healthcare products and services worldwide.

We offer advanced medical products for Ostomy Care, which includes two strong global brands: Hollister Ostomy and Dansac Ostomy, and Continence Care. We also provide innovative healthcare programs and services, as well as educational materials for patients and healthcare professionals.

Hollister has been serving healthcare professionals and patients for more than 95 years — making a difference in the journey of life for people throughout the global community.

Our Mission

Hollister dedicates itself to be a company which looks outward to the needs of healthcare professionals and the people they serve. This dedication is based on our mission: to help healthcare professionals deliver better products and services, and to make life more rewarding and dignified for those who use our products.

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Browse CPD articles

Here’s a selection of our latest articles and educational presentations. Login to see more. We’re adding new content regularly, so if you don’t find what you want straight away, chances are it will be coming soon.


Moisture-associated skin damage: an overview of management

MASD is a common problem encountered by many patient groups in community settings....


Partnership in care

The value of stoma care nurse specialists cannot be underestimated. Whether we are at the novice stage of our journey into stoma care or are experts, we continually teach, learn and evaluate our pract...


Community nurse's knowledge, confidence and experience of the Mental Capacity Act in practice

The Mental Capacity Act (MCA) is statutory legislation introduced in 2007 to protect and empower people to make decisions for themselves and those who were deemed as unable to make choices would have ...


Evaluating evidence for stoma care nursing: appraising a randomised controlled trial of ostomy skin barriers

Nursing practice should be evidence-based. As such, nurses should be able to rank sources according to a hierarchy of evidence and critically appraise the validity of studies. This is especially impor...


Cultural and religious beliefs in stoma care nursing

Health-care delivery does not happen in a vacuum. Health is very much part of a person’s life that also incorporates upbringing, culture and faith. One challenge in stoma care is to achieve a high lev...


Coping: teenagers undergoing stoma formation

Stoma-forming surgery can raise a number of challenges for patients of any age, including psychosocial impact, altered body image and altered body function. Adolescents may experience additional chall...

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Webinars and events


Working with evidence to improve stoma care nursing

This webinar explores how to stay on top of evidence on peristomal skin care, be aware of its limitations and collaborate in research where possible. It also touches on why nurses should seek standardised postgraduate qualification in stoma care, regular educational updates for professional development and formal recognition of the clinical nurse specialist role.


Best practice in the prescription and use of ostomy products

This webinar discusses how stoma care nurses can teach ostomates the correct way to clean their skin, form a seal and use any prescribed products to avoid or resolve complications. It also details when to encourage ostomates with persistent skin problems to try different appliances to find the most appropriate pouching system, only prescribing stoma accessories when optimal appliance choice and technique are insufficient to maintain or restore peristomal skin health.


Understanding risk factors to optimise stoma care routines

This webinar covers why stoma care nurses should expect peristomal skin to remain intact and look like the skin on the rest of the ostomate’s abdomen. This leads into the importance of educating ostomates from the earliest opportunity about preventing peristomal skin complications, as well as intervening as soon as a complication occurs. This is supported by documentation of peristomal skin using clear, consistent and specific terminology, aided by photography where appropriate.


Assessment and classification of peristomal skin conditions

This webinar discusses how to ensure that assessments are holistic and comprehensive and include full patient history and review of medicines and topical products. It explores why stoma care nurses should classify and treat peristomal skin complications according to their primary cause(s), as well as base peristomal skin care on a strong therapeutic relationship, the ostomate’s individual needs and their experience of living with a complication.


Keep it simple: peristomal skin health, quality of life and wellbeing

This virtual skin health event tackles fundamental issues in maintaining skin health faced by all nurses that care for people with a stoma.

An expert health skin panel of speakers will cover key topics in skin care, from prevalence of peristomal skin complication, to assessment and psychological effects on stoma patients and much more, followed by Q&As at the end of the sessions.

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Frequently asked questions

What is Ostomy Launchpad CPD?

Ostomy Launchpad CPD is a service from Hollister, in partnership with the British Journal of Nursing (BJN). It includes articles that have been enhanced to provide opportunities for reflection on your own practice, as well as an online portfolio to store all your revalidation requirements.

What is an online portfolio?

An online portfolio is simply an online place to keep records to show you have completed all your revalidation requirements. It’s where you can keep track of practice hours and CPD, and record other activity like attendance at courses or study days, reflection and other learning.

How do I access Ostomy Launchpad CPD?

Simply complete a short registration form to create your personal account. You will then have free access to the portfolio and a selection of free CPD content.

What is the cost of using Ostomy Launchpad CPD?

Registration and use of the online portfolio is completely free. Registered users get free access to a growing selection of online content to help you fulfil the NMC’s CPD requirements.

I have entered the incorrect revalidation dates, what do I do?

Please email support@markallengroup.com with the details of which revalidation portfolios you need changing and the dates that you require.

Please provide your name and the email address that you access launchpad with. Please include in the subject of your email, ostomy-launchpad.

I wish to change my email address.

Please email support@markallengroup.com with the details of your old and the new email address you would like to use. Please include in the subject of your email, ostomy-launchpad.

How do I upload a document(s) to my portfolio?

Once you have logged in to the Launchpad:

  • Click on ‘Portfolio’
  • Go to relevant option of what you want to do, for example documents, click on Add documentation
  • Click on Add and Enter the title of your document
  • Click on ‘Browse’ to find your document that you have saved
  • Click on the document and if you are happy that it’s the right document, click upload.

Click on the title of the document to view it.

I need to reset a password.

Click on LOGIN, then click on ‘Forgot your password’ and follow the instructions.

You will receive an email from Mark Allen Group. Please ensure that you check your junk, or spam boxes. If you do not receive an email from Mark Allen Group, please contact support@markallengroup.com

On receipt of the forgotten password email, complete a new password.

This should be of a minimum of 8 characters, made up of upper & lower case letters, at least one number and one symbol.

Contact

Still having trouble, or can’t find your solution within the FAQs section?

Telephone:
UK: 0800 137201
Overseas: +44 1722 716997
Or email your query to support@markallengroup.com - please include in the subject of your email, ostomy-launchpad.

Support hours are Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm, GMT.

All enquiries by email or telephone will be responded to within a 4-hour window, within our working week as outlined above. We endeavour to solve your enquiry within this time frame; however we will keep you updated at every step.