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NEW Ostomy Patient Guide

The Phoenix Magazine New Ostomy Patient Guide is an essential source of information that answers the most basic questions patients have after surgery. Over 100,000 copies have helped new ostomates learn how to successfully live with an ostomy. The 88-page full-color guide covers the main types of osmotic (Colstomy, Ileostomy, Urostomy) as well as continent diversions (J-Pouch, Indiana pouch, Koch Pouch, BCIR and the like).

Articles address common concerns and challenges those face after surgery including what type of pouching system to use, clothing, how to change an ostomy pouch, diet and nutrition and much more. Please see below for more information.

Table of Contents

Take a look inside and find your ostomy answers today!

  • What is an Ostomy? By Cliff Kalibjian
  • Ostomy A to Z By Cliff Kalibjian, Reviewed by Leslie Washuta, RN, BSN, CWON
  • The First Six Weeks By Terri Cobb, RN, BSN, CWOCN
  • A Successful Recovery By Diana Gallagher, MS, RN, CWOCN, CFCN
  • Peristomal Skin Care By Joan Junkin, MSN, APRN-CNS, CWOCN
  • Peristomal Hernias By David E. Beck, MD, FACS, FASCRS
  • Temporary Ostomies By David E. Beck, MD, FACS, FASCRS
  • Basic Colostomy Care By Leslie Washuta, RN, BSN,CWON
  • Colostomy Irrigation By Ian Settlemire, The Phoenix Magazine Editor
  • Returning to Health By Charles Redner
  • Basic Ileostomy Care By Leslie Washuta, RN, BSN,CWON
  • Celebrating Life By Jennifer Batt
  • Short Bowel Syndrome By United Ostomy Associations of America
  • Basic Urostomy Care By Joy Boarini, MSN, WOC
  • Urostomy Pouching Systems By Leslie Washuta, RN, BSN,CWON
  • Recovering It All By James Rada, Jr.
  • One-Piece Systems vs. Two-Piece Systems
  • Five Reasons Pouches Leak By Anita Prinz, RN, MSN, CWOCN
  • Peristomal Skin Products By Joy Boarini, MSN, CWON
  • Continent Bowel Diversions By Gregg I. Shore, MD< FACS, FASCRS
  • Continent Urinary Diversions By Roni Olsen
  • Dietary Considerations By Sharon Osgood, BSN, RN, CWOCN and Christina Handschuh, RD
  • Swim Confidently By Ed Pfueller, UOAA Communications Manager
  • Travel Tips By United Ostomy Associations of America
  • Intimacy with an Ostomy By Laura Herbe, BSN, RN, CWOCN
  • Back to Work with an Ostomy By Jeanine Gleba, UOAA Advocacy Manager and Ed Pfueller, UOAA Communications Manager
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