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Ostomy Education

Common Peristomal Skin Complications: How to Prevent and Manage 

July 14, 2023
Peristomal skin complications (PSCs) include inflammation, injury, or damage to the skin surrounding an abdominal stoma. PSCs are among the most common challenges faced by people living with an ostomy...

Ostomy Awareness and Education in a Virtual World

January 15, 2021
By: Holly M. Hovan, MSN, GERO-BC, APRN, CWOCN-AP Every year, on the first Saturday of October, we celebrate ostomy awareness day. This is a significant day. Ostomies truly are lifesavers for so man...

Ostomy Care: Where to Start

July 26, 2023
Nearly 1 out of 500 patients in the United States have an ostomy, with 150,000 new surgeries performed each year. Despite its prevalence, several myths still circulate regarding patients with ostomies...

Peristomal Skin Complications: How to Treat

July 26, 2023
In this interview, Alex Aningalan, MSN, RN, CWON, WCC discusses strategies wound care professionals can use in their practice to help ostomy patients struggling with even the most persistent peristoma...

Terms to Know: Ostomy Care

July 26, 2023
Ostomate: A person who has an ostomy. Barrier product: Cream, spray, wipe, or other product used to seal the skin and protect it from breakdown caused by moisture or incontinence. Laparotomy: A ...

The Basics of Caring for a Patient With An Ostomy

July 26, 2023
In this interview, Erin Testerman-Mitra, discusses ways to help ostomy patients, including pre-operative measures, when convexity is right for the patient, and patient quality of life. ...
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