Monthly Archive: August 2014

ostomy tips

Webinar with Laura Cox, Ostomy Lifestyle Specialist Video

In this recorded webinar with Laura Cox, she discusses ostomy tips, such as how to travel with an ostomy, how to tell someone you have a stoma and more.

Laura Cox, LPC

Ask the RD: What To Do When Your G-Tube Becomes Dislodged

When your g-tube becomes dislodged, keep it in place with tape and cover the area until a tube can be successfully reinserted at the doctor’s office or ER.

Amy Long Carrera, MS, RD, CNSC, CWCMS
Enteral Nutrition Support Newsletter

Enteral Nutrition Support Newsletter | Summer 2014

Don’t miss the latest Enteral Nutrition Support Newsletter with important information from Shield HealthCare’s registered dietitians! In this issue: Tube...

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS

Tips for Keeping Your Tube-Fed Patients in the Home

Here you'll find a list of suggestions for helping keep your tube-fed patients safe by following these practices. Find other tube-feeding resources as well!

Amy Long Carrera, MS, RD, CNSC, CWCMS
Pediatric Wound Healing

Nutrition for Pediatric Wound Healing

A new study out of Seattle Children’s Hospital suggests guidelines to assess and manage the nutrition status of pediatric patients with complex wounds, i.e. pressure ulcers or dehisced surgical wounds. A multidisciplinary team identified key components of the wound healing process: • Formal nutrition assessment to evaluate nutritional needs and intake, weight status, labs, etc. • Multivitamin… Continue reading Nutrition for Pediatric Wound Healing

Amy Long Carrera, MS, RD, CNSC, CWCMS

Emergency Preparedness Tips

Updated September 10, 2021 September is National Preparedness Month! Make sure you’re prepared for anything with these steps: Be informed. Find out about which types of disasters, including natural, technological and home fires are likely to occur in your area. Be on the alert for wireless emergency alert text messages on your cell phone. For… Continue reading Emergency Preparedness Tips

Amy Long Carrera, MS, RD, CNSC, CWCMS

Vitamin D and Your Skin

Your body uses UVB exposure from sunlight absorbed by your skin to make vitamin D. Experts recommend 5 to 30 minutes of sunlight exposure.

Amy Long Carrera, MS, RD, CNSC, CWCMS
Help for the Aging in Texas

New Help for the Aging in Texas

Texas is once again in the midst of a boom, but this one poses different challenges than the frenzy in our oil and gas markets. Help for the aging in Texas

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS

Feeding Tube Site Care 101

Stoma site problems are the most common complications associated with a feeding tube. Regular assessment of the site is the key to prevention!

Amy Long Carrera, MS, RD, CNSC, CWCMS
Medicare patients can't lose treatment

Little-Known Medicare Lawsuit Can Help Clear Path to Recovery

Medicare patients can’t lose treatment even if they ‘show no improvement,’ says oft-ignored Jimmo v. Sebelius. Several days after Christmas last year, my 91-year-old mother suffered a stroke. Up until that time, I had paid very little attention to the topic of Medicare. But in the days that she spent at a San Antonio hospital… Continue reading Little-Known Medicare Lawsuit Can Help Clear Path to Recovery

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS
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Serving Medicare Ostomates Nationwide
How can I keep my ostomy pouch dry while showering?
Karen H.
It’s not necessary to keep your pouch dry while showering if you have a waterproof barrier.
But, if having a wet system bothers you ...