Colostomy Care Teaching Resources

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    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!!

    Michele
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    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.

    Thanks
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    http://www.greenhosp.org/pe_pdf/surgery_ostomy.pdf

    http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/t.../htm/index.htm

    These are from Medline Plus and there are lots more if you put "colostomy care" into the search on Medline.
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    Quote from nightmare
    http://www.greenhosp.org/pe_pdf/surgery_ostomy.pdf

    http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/t.../htm/index.htm

    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!!
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    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.
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    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.
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    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 http://www.uoaa.org/forum/index.php
    Good luck
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    Check with the WOCN. They write the standards.
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    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.
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    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//


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