Purpose: To describe how people with ostomies became independent with their ostomy management. Method: Two clinical ostomy consultations which incorporated traditional ostomy management along with state-ofthe- art ostomy technology aimed at the needs of the disabled person. Results: The newer technologies eliminated several of the traditional steps and made a one-handed approach possible. Discussion: This article describes two clinical consultations which incorporated traditional ostomy management along with state-of-the-art ostomy technology aimed at the needs of the disabled person. Peristomal skin preparation and protection, barrier wafer preparation, proper pouch emptying, and newer technology are discussed. Conclusion: The consultations resulted in ostomy care autonomy and an improved quality of life in both patients.
- Quality of life
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation