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Medications and Your Ostomy: How Drugs React in Yo...

Chemotherapy and the Ostomate; Ostomistically Your...

Slideshow of Ostomy United Florida Triathlon: Sept...

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,...

How to Contact an Ostomy Nurse in Broward County

One of the most frequent requests BOA receives on its telephone hotline is for a referral to a local ostomy nurse. Officially an ostomy nurse is an ET (Enterostomal Therapist) or WOCN (Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurse). If their degree is a CWOCN that tells you that they are also Certified by going through vigorous additional education and certification in ostomy management beyond their RN degree. I recently asked several...