Learn what an ileostomy is, why you may have one, and how the waste from what you eat will now come out of your body through the stoma.
Learn what a colostomy is, why you may have one, and how the waste from what you eat will now come out of your body through the stoma.
Learn the process of emptying a 1 piece pouch system, including three different positions to use, depending on what is most comfortable.
Learn the process of emptying a 2 piece pouch system, attaching a new pouch to the wafer and cleaning the area around the wafer and stoma.
Understand the process of reversing an ostomy and that for some people it may be an option, depending on the reason for having the ostomy.
If you or a loved one is discharged from a hospital with a gastrostomy tube or G-tube, knowing how to care for the stoma and G-tube, including tips to avoid infection as well as the signs of infection, is critical to maintaining your health. This video walks through simple steps of G-tube care.