Peristomal Skin Assessment Guide for Consumers

Having healthy skin around your stoma is very important. The skin around your stoma should look like the skin on the rest of your stomach. If it doesn’t, the Peristomal Skin Assessment Guide is here to help. It is designed to help you identify some common skin problems, things you should do, and when you […]

Exercises to build up your core muscles

The exercises described here should not be followed without first consulting your doctor. All guidelines and warnings should be read carefully and we cannot accept responsibility for injuries or damage arising out of failure to comply with same. Here are some simple exercises designed to help anyone who has had surgery leading to the formation of […]

How does a person empty their pouch? Both at home and out?

Emptying your ostomy pouch seems to be an individual thing. Whatever way you have discovered, it’s okay. You do have a few options when emptying your pouch at home: You can sit far back on the toilet seat. Kneel on the floor beside the toilet. (Use a towel or pillow to protect your knees.) You […]

Seeking research participants!

Are you concerned about sex and intimacy while living with an ostomy after colorectal cancer? I am the research co-ordinator and therapist for a Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and York University study that is currently seeking research participants. The purpose of the study is to evaluate a two session online program to support patients and […]

Atlantic Ostomy Care meeting – June 2018

Atlantic Canada Education Program Advances the NSWOC Profession  The Hollister Canada team recently helped educate Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence (NSWOC) in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Atlantic Canada Education Program provided the clinicians with valuable education to help keep them at the forefront of their specialty. It focused on how to provide cost […]