Colostomy

Ask the Care Expert about ... preparedness and supplies

Ask the Care Expert about ... preparedness and supplies

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We have a group of residents we are taking to visit a large garden near our facility for the day. Two of the residents attending have colostomies. Besides an extra colostomy bag/appliance, should I take any other supplies along with us to be prepared for leaks?

A nurse invented that! (But most likely didn't get credit for it)

A nurse invented that! (But most likely didn't get credit for it)

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Nurses have invented some really cool stuff. But most likely they've received just pats on the heads for coming up with a "work-around" or a "creative solution." Then someone else slaps a patent on it and becomes the financial victor.

Hope: A hazard to your health?

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Results of a new study have left me feeling a bit hopeless.