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Ostomy Products

Choosing the Right Ostomy Products

Here you can find help with choosing the right ostomy products, including information about what supplies Medicare covers and an ostomy glossary.

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Ostomy diversions

Ostomy Diversions With Joy Hooper

In this video, Joy Hooper is introduced by Laura Cox before explaining the difference between several types of common ostomy diversions (procedures).

Aimee Sharp
Accurate Stoma Assessment

Video/Supplemental Material: Ostomy 101 Webinar-Stoma Assessment

From the novice to the well-seasoned veteran, this hour-long session will provide a step-by-step approach for conducting an accurate stoma assessment.

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stoma assessment

Webinar: Ostomy 101 — Five Key Steps for an Accurate Stoma Assessment

In this recorded webinar, you can learn how to identify clinical characteristics assessed during a stomal and peristomal skin assessment.

Sarah McIlvaine
Vegan Ostomy

OstomyLife Community Spotlight | Eric P. | Vegan Ostomy

Eric, from Vegan Ostomy, talks food, family & adjustment after ostomy surgery. He gives tips and a unique perspective to the experience of having an ostomy.

Laura Cox
Meet Laura Cox

Meet Laura Cox | Video

Meet Laura Cox! In this video, Shield HealthCare's Ostomy Lifestyle Specialist is interviewed by our Spinal Cord Injury Lifestyle Specialist, Aaron Baker.

Aimee Sharp
Stoma and Seat Belt

Stomas and Seat Belts | Ask Laura

I wanted to know what accessories should be used when starting to drive or ride in a car, since the stoma and seat belt are right next to each other.

Laura Cox
Ostomy Misconceptions

Ostomy Misconceptions

There is much to learn when you are new to having an ostomy! Here, 5 common ostomy misconceptions are debunked and resources are given.

Laura Cox
Ostomy Lifestyle Interview

Ostomy Lifestyle Interview with Brian Greenberg | Video

Ostomy lifestyle interview with the founder and president of The Intense Intestines Foundation. Brain talks about attitude,expectations and much more.

Laura Cox
Ostomy Bag

Little Boy Surprises Parents By Wearing Dad’s Ostomy Bag to Be ‘Just Like Daddy’

In this article from Metro.co.uk, learn more about the little boy who melted hearts on the Crohn’s and Colitis UK Facebook page.

Aimee Sharp
Serving Medicare Ostomates Nationwide
My 89-year-old mother loves to swim but she has found that the pouch fills with water when she gets into the pool. What can we do to fix this?
We recently had someone reach out to our Facebook community with a similar question, and several of our OstomyLife community members responded with their own advice.
Hopefully you and your mother will find their answers helpful ...