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Allowable Amount and Distributor of Supplies

OK, so there is a difference between how many of something (wafer, pouch, wipes, etc) you get when you start out and how many the maximum amount allowed by your insurance company is.

MOST of the time, it is the discharge planners, ostomy nurse, or someone like that, that writes out the order for your […]

Colostomy Irrigation

By Mary Lou Boyer, BSEd, RN, CWOCN Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, Cleveland Clinic You may have seen or heard the term “irrigation” used in conjunction with ostomy care. There are several different ways this word is used and it can have very different meanings.

Some people with ostomies say that they “irrigate” their pouch […]