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What are some good sites where I can get information on colostomy care?

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I'm a nursing student and we need to do a teaching plan during our clinicals. I decided to do a colostomy care since I had 2 patients with colostomy and it was very interesting. it would be great if i had the actual simulator body to show the stoma but can't afford it as well as the bag. where can i get great info?

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Good for you!:lol2: I think it's great to see someone interested in ostomy care.

Who provides the ostomy supplies at your hospital? We use Convatec and the rep. gave

us a plastic stoma to use for practise with applying the wafer plus several pouches.

The United Ostomy Associations of America has a wonderful website of information, plus

tips and perspectives from ostomates themselves.

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Good for you!:lol2: I think it's great to see someone interested in ostomy care.

Who provides the ostomy supplies at your hospital? We use Convatec and the rep. gave

us a plastic stoma to use for practise with applying the wafer plus several pouches.

The United Ostomy Associations of America has a wonderful website of information, plus

tips and perspectives from ostomates themselves.

She's a student giving a presentation....I'm not sure she'll know what brand....;)

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Esme12 is a ASN, BSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma.

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Oh sooo soooory, just trying to help.

No biggie....just saw you didn't :lol2::heartbeat

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To make a "pretend" stoma, take a plastic plate, and turn over. Get some red modeling clay at the local hobby store, make a stoma, and attach to the plate (sometimes the clay will adhere on its own). Now you can demonstrate measuring the stoma with a measuring guide, cutting the correct opening, applying paste, and applying to stoma.

Good luck!

Olciebutgoodie

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