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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]


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]





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]