"GI Didn't Know That": Understanding the Difference Between a Colostomy and Ileostomy

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Part 1 in an educational video series exploring ostomy procedures, appliance use and ostomy management

by Joy Hooper RN, BSN, CWOCN

I am a visual learner. For me, watching a demonstration or viewing a photograph usually makes what I am trying to learn easier for me to understand. As a new blogger with OstomySource, I would like to bring in a more visual format, a vlog rather than a blog. I would like to begin with the ostomy basics by introducing detailed explanations of different ostomy procedures in a video series titled "GI Didn't Know That."

Have you ever gotten confused between a colostomy and an ileostomy? Although there are similarities between the two types of ostomies, there are unique differences, as well. This video will help highlight those differences and provide you with a better understanding of both colostomy and ileostomy surgery.

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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