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Welcome!Living with an OstomyPart of Fight Colorectal Cancer’s Monthly Patient Webinar SeriesOur webinar will begin shortl...
Fight Colorectal Cancer1. Tonight’s speaker: Molly Pierce, RN, CWOCN2. Archived webinars: Link.FightCRC.org/Webinars3. Fol...
Fight Colorectal CancerDisclaimerThe information and services provided by Fight ColorectalCancer are for general informati...
Fight Colorectal CancerUp coming webinarsWednesday, May 15th8pm-9pm ESTAdvancements in Rectal Cancer TreatmentsWednesday, ...
Fight Colorectal Cancerwww.FightColorectalCancer.org877-427-2111Molly Pierce RN, CWOCNCoordinator at the Arthur G. James C...
Ostomy ManagementMolly Pierce RN, CWOCNMay 13, 2013
HelloCertified ostomy nurseWOCN.orgEducationEducationBachelors Degree, minimumTraditional or online classes
What is an Ostomy?–A colostomyis the termused todescribe adescribe anew openingin the skinwhere thebowel isbrought out.–An...
Different types of ostomiesDifferent reasonsDifferent managementincontinentcontinentcontinent
New Surgical TechniquesRoboticChemotherapy or radiation firstEducation prior to surgeryShort stayShort stay
What to expectNew normalDaily careBathe, showerSexual functionSexual functionFamily supportSocial handicap
Pouches
Caring for ostomySelf manageIf you cannot tie your shoes or buttonyour buttons, you might need somehelp.help.
Struggles people haveOdorEmpty into a toilet, not a sinkAvoid tight clothingAdd cami or undershirtAdd cami or undershirtTr...
Living a full and active lifeThe body produces urine and stoolfrom birth to death.About the only thing you cannot dowith a...
Diet or FoodTechnically no restrictionsBeansPouches: odor proof, water tightCommon senseCommon sense
Questions to ask your doctorOptions?SurgicalOstomy nurse?In hospitalIn hospitalAfter surgery
Where to turn to for helpSupport groupsUOAAManufacturers
SuppliesUsually covered by insuranceCopayVADurable Medical Equipment or DMEsDurable Medical Equipment or DMEsmail order co...
Questions?
Fight Colorectal CancerCONTACT USFight Colorectal Cancer1414 Prince Street, Suite 204Alexandria, VA 22314Alexandria, VA 22...
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Living Life with an Ostomy

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An ostomy is probably one of the biggest fears that patients have when they are first discussing surgery for colorectal cancer. But there is no reason why "ostomates" as they are called cannot live full and active lives.

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Living Life with an Ostomy

  1. 1. Welcome!Living with an OstomyPart of Fight Colorectal Cancer’s Monthly Patient Webinar SeriesOur webinar will begin shortlywww.FightColorectalCancer.org877-427-2111
  2. 2. Fight Colorectal Cancer1. Tonight’s speaker: Molly Pierce, RN, CWOCN2. Archived webinars: Link.FightCRC.org/Webinars3. Follow up survey to come via email. Get a free Blue Star ofHope pin when you tell us how we did tonight.Hope pin when you tell us how we did tonight.4. Ask a question in the panel on the right side of your screen andlook for hyperlinks during throughout the presentation.5. Or call the Fight Colorectal Cancer Answer Line at 877-427-2111www.FightColorectalCancer.org877-427-2111
  3. 3. Fight Colorectal CancerDisclaimerThe information and services provided by Fight ColorectalCancer are for general informational purposes only.The information and services are not intended to be substitutesfor professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.If you are ill, or suspect that you are ill, see a doctorimmediately. In an emergency, call 911 or go to the nearestemergency room.Fight Colorectal Cancer never recommends or endorses anyspecific physicians, products or treatments for any condition.www.FightColorectalCancer.org877-427-2111
  4. 4. Fight Colorectal CancerUp coming webinarsWednesday, May 15th8pm-9pm ESTAdvancements in Rectal Cancer TreatmentsWednesday, June 19th8pm-9pm ESTColorectal Cancer:Whats New and Whats on the Horizon?www.FightColorectalCancer.org
  5. 5. Fight Colorectal Cancerwww.FightColorectalCancer.org877-427-2111Molly Pierce RN, CWOCNCoordinator at the Arthur G. James Cancer HospitalOhio State University Medical CenterColumbus, Ohio
  6. 6. Ostomy ManagementMolly Pierce RN, CWOCNMay 13, 2013
  7. 7. HelloCertified ostomy nurseWOCN.orgEducationEducationBachelors Degree, minimumTraditional or online classes
  8. 8. What is an Ostomy?–A colostomyis the termused todescribe adescribe anew openingin the skinwhere thebowel isbrought out.–An ileostomyis the smallbowel.
  9. 9. Different types of ostomiesDifferent reasonsDifferent managementincontinentcontinentcontinent
  10. 10. New Surgical TechniquesRoboticChemotherapy or radiation firstEducation prior to surgeryShort stayShort stay
  11. 11. What to expectNew normalDaily careBathe, showerSexual functionSexual functionFamily supportSocial handicap
  12. 12. Pouches
  13. 13. Caring for ostomySelf manageIf you cannot tie your shoes or buttonyour buttons, you might need somehelp.help.
  14. 14. Struggles people haveOdorEmpty into a toilet, not a sinkAvoid tight clothingAdd cami or undershirtAdd cami or undershirtTravelPouch leakageHerniasSkin irritation
  15. 15. Living a full and active lifeThe body produces urine and stoolfrom birth to death.About the only thing you cannot dowith a diverted bladder or bowel iswith a diverted bladder or bowel iswhat you don’t want to do.Mount EverestNFL
  16. 16. Diet or FoodTechnically no restrictionsBeansPouches: odor proof, water tightCommon senseCommon sense
  17. 17. Questions to ask your doctorOptions?SurgicalOstomy nurse?In hospitalIn hospitalAfter surgery
  18. 18. Where to turn to for helpSupport groupsUOAAManufacturers
  19. 19. SuppliesUsually covered by insuranceCopayVADurable Medical Equipment or DMEsDurable Medical Equipment or DMEsmail order companieslocal suppliers
  20. 20. Questions?
  21. 21. Fight Colorectal CancerCONTACT USFight Colorectal Cancer1414 Prince Street, Suite 204Alexandria, VA 22314Alexandria, VA 22314(703) 548-1225Toll-Free Answer Line: 1-877-427-2111www.FightColorectalCancer.orgEmail us: Info@FightColorectalCancer.org

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