Types of Ostomies
A colostomy is a lifesaving surgery that enables a person to enjoy a full range of activities, including traveling, sports, family life and work, even though they have a stoma and may wear a pouching system. This guide covers facts about colostomy surgery, normal digestive systems, types of colostomies and methods of care, colostomy management, colostomy complications and living with a colostomy.
An ileostomy is a life-saving surgery that enables individuals to enjoy a full range of activities including traveling, sports, family life and work, even though they have a stoma and wear a pouching system. This guide covers facts about ileostomies, normal digestive system, types of small bowel diversion, management for standard ileostomies, helpful hints, ileostomy complications, and living with an ileostomy.
For the thousands of people every year suffering from bladder disease, urostomy (urinary diversion) surgery can be the beginning of a new and healthier life. This booklet discusses facts about living with a urostomy, urostomy management, helpful hints and information on living with a urostomy.
Living with an Ostomy
American College of Surgeons
Ostomy educational videos developed by the American College of Surgeons in collaboration with the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons American Urological Association, Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society and the United Ostomy Associations of America provide a demonstration of how to change an ostomy pouching system.
Los videos educativos de ostomía desarrollados por el American College of Surgeons en colaboración con el American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS), el American Urological Association (AUA), el Wound Ostomy Continence Nurses Society (WOCN) y el United Ostomy Association of America (AUA) ofrecen una demostración de cómo cambiar la bolsa de ostomía. Uno de los videos comprende ileostomía/colostomía y el otro, urostomía.
Pediatric Ostomy Management
Pediatric Colostomy/Ileostomy Skills Video
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Resources on Caring for an Ostomy
Understanding Barrier Accessories
How to empty and clean an ostomy bag
Urostomy: Changing a Pouch
Education on the United Ostomy Associations of America site
Medline University: Ostomy Education: Understanding and Managing Ostomies Test
Educational materials copyrighted and provided by the United Ostomy Associations of America (UOAA). For more information about UOAA and for additional educational materials, visit their website at http://ostomy.org.