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ON THE SHORT SIDE: UOAA’s National Conference

By Kathy Ward: UOAA May 2015

The UOAA’s 5th National Conference will be held in St. Louis MO, from September 1stthrough 5th and the closer the event gets the more calls I get. Here are a few questions I’ve been receiving about the upcoming Conference:

Question:

Are there rooms still […]

SOME ABCs OF UROSTOMY CARE

Philadelphia Newsletter: UOAA Update May 2015

Adherence: Urinary appliances adhere well with cement Stomahesive® and Colly-Seel™. The urinary stoma drains continuously. The urine may be mildly irritating to the skin and may be odorous.

Bleeding: Often blood is noted in the appliance and its origin isn’t immediately clear. […]

TAP WATER vs. BOTTLED WATER:  DEPENDS ON THE SOURCE

etro Maryland: UOAA Update May 2015

 

Many ostomy newsletters are sharing an article entitled “Water” By Prometheus T. Peabody, NNBH. In it he states “Tap water should be used in moderation. It contains toxic chemicals that in large quantities are poisonous to our bodies. Bottled water should not contain these […]

SPECIAL CLOTHING FOR THE OSTOMATE

Tulsa Ostomy Association Newsletter

UOAA Update May 2015

Having a stoma does not mean you need to have any special clothing; you should be able to dress just as you always have. High-waisted clothes are more comfortable and hide your pouch.

Many people find that tucking their […]

VITAMIN B-12 REPLACEMENT THERAPY

By Bob Baumel, Ostomy Assn of North Central OK

UOAA Update May 2015

Vitamin B-12 is, under normal conditions, absorbed in only a small section of the terminal small intestine (ileum), raising the possibility of B-12 deficiency if that section of the ileum has been removed surgically or damaged by […]

WHEN TO CALL THE DOCTOR OR OSTOMY NURSE

The Right Connection, Ostomy Assn. of San Diego

UOAA Update May 2015

If cramps last more than two or three hours. If you get a deep cut in the stoma. Excessive bleeding from the stoma opening or a moderate amount in the pouch after several emptyings. Bleeding at the juncture of the skin and […]

WISDOM FROM A PHARMACIST

By Florian Norwicki, Rph: Snohomish County WA, Insights

UOAA Update May 2015

I find ostomates with the least problems are those who become acquainted with other ostomates with a similar surgery. The best method of acquaintanceship is to become involved in your local ostomy chapter.

We constantly hear […]

CAMPING

I’d Like to Buy A Bowel Please! By Brenda Elsagher Reprinted with permission

UOAA Update May 2015

Back in the days when patients were in the hospital for longer stays, ten days to two weeks was normal for a colectomy/colostomy. You really got a chance to get to know your patients and […]

Thank Heavens for Modern Technology

Thank you for sharing, Reta Koch

The Origins Of Ostomy Surgery

Keryln Carville RN BSc(Nsg) STN Silver Chain Nursing Association Perth, Western Australia

“And Ehud put forth his left hand, and took the dagger from his right thigh and thrust it into his belly. And the haft also went in after the blade: and the […]