Dansac Stoma Siting Training App
Stoma siting can be particularly challenging in patients with unusual body shapes and getting it wrong can result in costly readmissions for corrective surgery. We created an interactive Stoma Siting App to support the education of stoma nurses and help improve the accuracy of stoma siting. The App featured a range of ‘non standard’ body shapes and enabled nurses to suggest the correct siting for the stoma based on various body shapes. Results were captured in a scoreboard format, if a wrong siting was made, the nurse would be advised on the correct siting and the reasons why explained. This fun, interactive learning tool, was used in Educational Workshops on huge touch screens, promoting lively debate and discussion, but most importantly educating and ultimately improving patient outcomes and reducing readmissions.