"GI Didn't Know That": Colostomy Options, Irrigation

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By Joy Hooper RN, BSN, CWOCN

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.

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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.

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