Understanding Ostomy Coverage in British Columbia in 2018

Posted on October 01, 2017 by Nightingale Medical
Aging , Ostomate , Ostomy , Ostomy Adapting , Ostomy Lifestyle , Ostomy Therapy , Positive Ostomy , post-surgical , Stoma

“I have to pay for my Ostomy supplies?” This is one of the most frequent questions I get asked as an ET nurse. How does Ostomy coverage work in the province of British Columbia? As a resident of BC you are eligible for Fair PharmaCare. Exceptions to this are those... [Details]

8 Reasons to Book an Appointment to See an Ostomy (ET) Nurse

Posted on April 27, 2017 by Nightingale Medical
Ostomate , Ostomy , Ostomy Adapting , post-surgical , Stoma

Written by: Pam Boquentin ET, CWOCN, Nightingale Medical.Edited by: Michayla Wolfe 1. To receive pre-surgical teaching and/or marking for a planned ostomy creation.Many hospitals have Ostomy Nurses who will provide these services in a pre-admission clinic before surgery. If this service is not provided in hospital, or you need more advice regarding teaching or... [Details]

Ostomy Management Tips for Warm Weather

Posted on July 06, 2015 by Nightingale Medical
Continence , Continence Treatment , Incontinence , Ostomate , Ostomy , Ostomy Adapting , Ostomy Lifestyle , Ostomy Therapy , Positive Ostomy , post-surgical , Stoma

Winter is gone and summer is well on its way. For many, it’s a time to enjoy the outdoors as the weather heats up. This, of course, includes those living with an ostomy.The big challenge of managing an ostomy in warmer weather is an increase of sweat on the skin... [Details]

Sharon's Mastectomy - Now Part of Nightingale Medical Supplies!

Posted on April 01, 2015 by Nightingale Medical

May 1st, 2015   Sharon’s Mastectomy is now part of Nightingale Medical Supplies!   We are pleased to announce the acquisition of Sharon’s Mastectomy, also known as Sharon’s Fittings (as of April 1st, 2015).  Long-time employee, Darlene Brooks, will continue to serve existing and new clients with the outstanding care... [Details]

Urinary Incontinence

Posted on October 01, 2014 by Nightingale Medical
Aging , Continence , Continence Treatment , Incontinence , Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence is the accidental, involuntary, loss of urine. In Canada, approximately 3.3 million people experience incontinence – that’s more than 10% of the population. This number is expected to increase as the population ages. That being said, the exact number of people living with incontinence is unknown, as it... [Details]

Aging With An Ostomy

Posted on April 01, 2014 by Nightingale Medical
Aging , Ostomate , Ostomy

Although statistics on the number of people with an ostomy are difficult to find, we do know more and more surgeries are being performed on people over the age of 75. In addition, many ostomates are living well into their 90’s. What challenges will aging ostomates face and how can... [Details]

Words From An Ostomate

Posted on March 19, 2014 by Nightingale Medical
Ostomate , Ostomy , Ostomy Lifestyle

Let’s talk about that one special day of your week. You have grocery day, laundry day and now, as an ostomate, “bag-changing day”. How do you know when it’s time to change that bag of yours? Because of problem skin, some people have to change their bag every few days.... [Details]