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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]