Total 29 Posts

Better Healthcare by Design

By: Dr. Robert Fearn Patient-centered care has been a fashionable phrase since I entered medical school. It has driven changes in undergraduate training and it forms the basis of every interview, appraisal, or assessment in a medical career. Though, at times it can feel a little token. As a doctor,

Rena Münster- My 5 Self-Care Steps

By: Rena Munster Self-care is more than just taking an Epsom salt bath and lighting candles around my home... It's taking time out of a hectic schedule to tend to my mind, body and spirit. It’s about practicing saying no to things that don’t serve me and saying

Electrolytes, who?

By: Lindsey Aurbuckle, 11 Health Nurse Standing in the aisle of the grocery store deciding on an electrolyte drink can be as overwhelming as the cereal aisle. Do I pick the one with the brightest packaging? Maybe I should get the variety pack? My wallet will appreciate the one on

Hydration Guidelines by a Nurse and Ostomate

By: Kristin Knipp, LPN With up to 40% of all hospital readmissions after ostomy surgery being due to dehydration [1], it’s clear that many new ostomates are not being armed with the tools they need to mitigate this often-preventable risk that accompanies living with a stoma. As a nurse,

Connecting Ostomy Patients Nationwide - UOAA National Conference

The UOAA National Conference is a community focused event that is designed to provide support, education, and social networking opportunities for ostomy patients across America. This was my second time attending the UOAA National Conference and it was even better than the first! This time, I attended as a Patient

Vitamins and Supplements

Since our bodies are not able to consume all-natural nutrients needed for a normal function of our bodies, vitamins and probiotics are one of the most valuable supplements that our bodies can consume. Especially in patients with a J-Pouch or Ostomy. Another important supplement to maintain a healthier body is

Ostomy and Medical Supply Organization

In my life, the need for an organized space to store my ostomy and medical supplies became essential. One spot where I can easily find and locate supplies is one less thing to stress about and is easy to send others to grab those supplies as well. Here is my