A person with a colostomy has several options as to how they choose to manage their ostomy. The choice of which pouch is only the beginning when choosing the route they want to use to manage their stoma output. In this video, I will provide an overview of colostomy irrigation. For more resources on colostomy irrigation, see the UOAA website at www.ostomy.org . Other online groups and forums include “STOMACITY” or “COLONTOWN” on Facebook and www.meetanostomate.com.
OstomySource offers easy-to-search ostomy product information as well as additional resources. For more information about colostomy irrigation or additional resources, please feel free to contact me by clicking here.
Colwell J, Goldberg M, Carmel J. Fecal & Urinary Diversion Management Principals. St Louis, MO: Mosby; 2004:227.
Timby B. Fundamental Nursing Skills And Concepts. China: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2009:757-759
About the Author
Joy Hooper RN, BSN, CWOCN is a nurse entrepreneur with twenty years of experience working in a variety of hospital and in-home care settings. Ms. Hooper is an avid advocate advocating for ostomy awareness and bowel sensibility having founded the Southern Georgia Ostomy Association. She routinely makes house calls to wound and ostomy patients within her region and provides lectures in colleges and health care facilities.
The views and opinions expressed in this blog are solely those of the author, and do not represent the views of OstomySource, Kestrel Health Information, Inc., its affiliates, or subsidiary companies.
Conceived in the operating theater and born in the home, surgical site infections (SSIs) reach maturity in the outpatient wound clinic. The woundologist, whether surgically trained or not, must understand the prevention and treatment of SSIs and...
Surgical site management in the post-operative time frame is paramount in preventing infection and wound dehiscence. It is essential to use practical knowledge in good wound cleansing and skin care and in providing moisture balance in surgical site wound care management.
Wounds resulting from surgical procedures have many commonalities with wounds of other etiologies. However, there are a few notable differences in their classification, as well as in the recommended care practices that promote the healing of these...