The more that’s known before and after ostomy surgery, the smoother the transition may be for the patient – get educated today about living with an ostomy.
January 8, 2020 | Ostomy
Gas from a colostomy is different from regular flatulence – in part because a person cannot control when it is released. There are ways, however, to improve the odor and lessen the noise of colostomy gas. Here are some tips from the website Very Well Health.
December 26, 2019 | Ostomy
If a child has undergone ostomy surgery, changing the way their bowels empty, a parent and/or caregiver will need to understand the processes and proper care it involves. At Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters, caregivers will find a list of suggestions, as well as tips and tricks, for selecting ostomy products, preparing for pouch changes, getting connected with a local nurse and more. Additionally, Hand To Hold provides tips from NICU nurses who have experience in taking care of babies with ostomies. Some of these resources include steps to most efficiently manage ostomy changes and find the best routine for bag changes.
December 12, 2019 | Ostomy
Travel locally or nationally with an ostomy doesn’t have to be difficult. With a little pre-planning and understanding of airport/train station security rules and an individual’s right to privacy, most people can avoid problems and enjoy their travels.
November 25, 2019 | Ostomy
After a person has an ostomy surgery, they’re introduced to a life with a pouch – and the patient or their caregiver may have questions. They may want to know how frequently pouches should be changed and the area around the stoma should be cleaned.
September 25, 2019 | Ostomy
Pancaking is when a vacuum occurs in the stoma bag and the bag sticks together, preventing the contents from dropping to the bottom. This happens most frequently with ileostomies and colostomies. When it does occur, waste remains as a pancake-like mass at the top of the bag, which can potentially block the filter, and the bag also can be forced off the body.