Learn what an ileostomy is, why you may have one, and how the waste from what you eat will now come out of your body through the stoma.
Learn what a colostomy is, why you may have one, and how the waste from what you eat will now come out of your body through the stoma.
Learn about the different components of the ostomy pouch system, the difference between a one piece and two piece system and choosing the system that is most comfortable for you.
Learn the process of emptying a 1 piece pouch system, including three different positions to use, depending on what is most comfortable.
Learn the process of emptying a 2 piece pouch system, attaching a new pouch to the wafer and cleaning the area around the wafer and stoma.
Watch and understand how to properly change your 1 piece ostomy skin barrier.
Watch and understand how to properly change your 2 piece ostomy skin barrier.
Learn everyday steps to take to make sure your stoma and the surrounding skin stays healthy. Also, understand that you can still live a normal and active lifestyle with an ostomy.
Understand the process of reversing an ostomy and that for some people it may be an option, depending on the reason for having the ostomy.
This program explains how a colostomy works, and the different kinds of products available to collect waste. Learn how to empty, dispose of, and replace a colostomy pouch.
If you or a loved one is discharged from a hospital with a gastrostomy tube or G-tube, knowing how to care for the stoma and G-tube, including tips to avoid infection as well as the signs of infection, is critical to maintaining your health. This video walks through simple steps of G-tube care.
There's a lot to learn about caring for an ileostomy, from proper cleaning to pouch choice. Watch this program to learn how to drain, dispose of, and replace an ileostomy pouch.
A urostomy is a surgically created opening in the abdomen for urine to pass through. This program will teach you how to drain, dispose of, and replace a urostomy pouch.