Ostomy Care Teaching Plan I will be developing a Ostomy care teaching plan for client L.J, who is 24 days post operative following a colostomy. This teaching plan will be specific to L.J, taking into account his learning needs, his motivation and readiness to learn and any environmental factors that might influence his learning. The teaching plan will also include visuals for the client, active participation and an evaluation of the goals. While working with client L.J, I was able to complete a full assessment of the clients characteristics that could potentially affect his learning. L.J is a 77 year old male who is alert, oriented to person, place and time. L.J has a Chinese and Cantonese background and speaks very limited English. L.J is able to understand questions and information provided to him in small portions and done slow, giving him time to understand the information in English. L.J wears glasses to read, he is able to read in English, Chinese and Cantonese. He is also able to ask questions, and answers using broken up English. L.J is very attentive to his health, he uses a holistic approach for pain, such as meditation to overcome pain. He is a soft spoken and a calm individual, who also prefers a quite environment. L.J is ready to learn, he is very eager to understand any new information that involves his care. L.J is very much motivated by his wife and son, they encourage his interest in his care and assist in translating any information he is unable to correctly understand.
Before beginning the teaching plan, I have asked client L.J his understanding of the Ostomy and the care it needs. I have identified that there is insufficient knowledge, this will help me have a better understanding of how much information to include. Client L.J’s learning need is help him have a better understanding of what the ostomy is and how it works, how it is effected by his diet, how to care for the skin, what to look for and how to clean and change the