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.

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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.

The effect of pre-operative stoma-site marking on peristomal skin health and quality of life

Many gastrointestinal and genitourinary diseases, such as colorectal and bladder cancers, require the removal of a portion of the bowel or bladder and the creation of an artificial opening for the eli...

Key Messages in prescribing for stoma care

With £248 million spent on stoma appliances and accessories throughout England in 2013 (Health and Social Care Information Centre, 2014) value for money and control of this process is seen to be of hi...

Educating patients in stoma care

Journeying towards life with a stoma can be a cause for concern for many people facing ostomy surgery. Giving the right information to the right person at the right time can help alleviate some of the...

The impact of chemotherapy on skin health in relation to stoma care

Between 30% and 40% of patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer go on to have adjuvant chemotherapy. Although patients have a dedicated oncology team throughout their chemotherapy, they often look to...

Diagnosis and treatment of peristomal pyoderma gangrenosum: a case report

A 26-year-old female patient with pre-existing Crohn's disease and a double-barrelled ileostomy in the right lower abdomen had, for 2 weeks, been experiencing increasing stoma leakage and pain when cl...

Correlation between self-efficacy and self-esteem in patients with an intestinal stoma

Patients with an intestinal stoma experience psychological difficulties, including disturbances in self-efficacy and self-esteem. There is evidence that they are interdependent. This study aimed to de...

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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.


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