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UOAA 2009 Conference Workshop “Ask the Doct...

Dept. of Colon & Rectal Surgery Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans, LA As Reported by Wendy Lueder Ileostomies are one of three different types of ostomies; the others being colostomies and urostomies. Ileostomies are a surgically created opening between the small intestine and abdomen. Colostomies are a surgically created opening between the large intestine and abdomen. Urostomies are a surgically created pathway...

2009 UOAA National Conference Video

UOAA’s Second National Conference New Orleans August 5th through 8th, 2009 If your chapter would like a full resolution DVD of this file to view at your ASG meeting, please send a request to info@browardostomy.org cost: $4 (postage, mailer & DVD) Please be patient: It takes a few moments for the video to upload and don’t forget to turn on your...

2009 UOAA National conference Report

United Ostomy Associations of America’s leaders have led BOA’s mother organization down a truly praiseworthy path by providing the highest quality materials and resources available. I’m both grateful and proud of them, especially Ken and Linda Aukett, UOAA’s founders who in 2005 almost single-handedly transformed the UOA business organization into the UOAA family, in the best sense of that word. You can easily discern...

How to Change Your Appliance by Wendy Lueder

If you feel overwhelmed by changing your appliance, please know that your feelings of anxiety will diminish over time. I know it can be difficult at first but it will become more routine with practice. Knowing just what you’re going to do can be helpful so here are some basic guidelines that you may wish to use. 1. To start, wash your hands! 2. Set out your equipment within easy reach on your bathroom countertop. You will...

Hands Free Appliance Changing ~ A Product Review b...

There are two products on the market to help collect output while changing your skin barrier wafer that are designed to help keep your hands free for those first few minutes while stepping out of the shower. They eliminate the need to use one hand to hold something absorbent on your stoma so that you can take your time to towel-down with both hands. The Stoma Cup has been on the market for several years. A new product,...