Introducing Our “Living Well With an Ostomy” Booklet

John Maynard
Wound and Ostomy Product Manager | Shield HealthCare
02/07/17  9:35 AM PST
Ostomy Guide

We are pleased to offer our new “Living Well With an Ostomy” booklet for free. It includes information about how to care for your colostomy or ileostomy, as well as definitions and descriptions, including full-color photos. The booklet is designed to not only help you live with an ostomy, but live well. In addition, there is also a product guide and a glossary.

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Once you enter in your information and click “Order Today,” you will receive a confirmation email and a physical copy of the guide will be delivered to you.

This reference booklet adds to Shield HealthCare’s OstomyLife community with guidance on lifestyle issues, pouching systems and accessories. Our lifestyle section includes information about dressing, going back to work, traveling, telling people about your surgery, exercising and intimacy when you have a stoma.

Much of the lifestyle content was written by Shield HealthCare’s Ostomy Lifestyle Specialist, Laura Cox.

If you are a health care professional, we welcome to you to contact your local Shield HealthCare sales office to discuss your patient’s needs with a representative.

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  1. Charlotte Dunn
    Posted February 22, 2017 at 11:59 pm PDT

    I have had an ileostomy for years but I am always interested to read to learn new things!

  2. John Maynard
    Posted February 23, 2017 at 11:45 am PDT

    Hi Ms. Dunn, Thank you for your comment. If you haven’t already done so, please feel free to request your complimentary copy at this link here – John, Shield HealthCare

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