Colostomy Care Teaching Resources

  1. Hi!! I am an LPN who just got a new job as Restorative Nurse/Patient Educato. The facility that I am working in has hardly any info for patient teaching. I am looking for some good resources for patient education re: Colostomy Care. I have looked at a few of the links in a previous post and have found some info but, I was wondering if anyone had any good recs. Thanks for your help!!

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  3. by   Thunderwolf
    Could you provide those links you found and place here for folks?
    If I should locate some additonal/different ones during my travels, I will provide as well here.

  4. by   nightmare

    These are from Medline Plus and there are lots more if you put "colostomy care" into the search on Medline.
  5. by   cheleb61
    Quote from nightmare

    These are from Medline Plus and there are lots more if you put "colostomy care" into the search on Medline.
    I found all of my info on the medline site. Thanks!!
  6. by   island40
    A very good source of in person information and instruction is from your local chaper of the united ostomy association of america. go to their web site to find a representative and person with an ostomy will be glad to help you out.
  7. by   yajaira
    maybe your facility can give you a budget to work with and go online to search for companies that provide supplies to families at home...they sometimes have information but you have to pay for it.
  8. by   KIMYNURSE2B
    Hello all,
    My mom had a colostomy now a perm illiostomy. She was left with a short stoma. I found tons of great tips & tricks from
    Good luck
  9. by   herronsmith
    Check with the WOCN. They write the standards.
  10. by   bagginit
    Most manufacturers including Hollister, ConvaTec and Coloplast offer kits that you can order that have a wealth of written information along with educational DVD's. These are at no cost.
  11. by   hope2-B-RN
    My mother has a colostomy, and I was amazed at how many nurses had no idea how to take care of her. The one thing I have learned through the expieriences with my 82 year old -2 time cancer survivor mother is that as nursing students pay attention to details-- you never know when a certain situation will present itself//
  12. by   VickyRN
    short informative video clips on ostomies from hollister (excellent resource!):
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    united ostomy association

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  14. by   softstorms
    may I be the first to say...that if your facility has no are working in the wrong facility! Are you required to purchase these products? Or are you just asking for them from supply? Most facilities will buy from the supplier they have and match up with you pt. needs.

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