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World Ostomy Day 2018

We're All in for Ostomy—Are You?

Going All in for Ostomy means going all out to help people living with an ostomy to go all in for life. And that has always been our goal. We get to know the needs and wants of people living with and caring for ostomies, and we meet those needs with education and innovative products backed by personalized service and support. We are proud to stand with the entire ostomy community and show that we are all in together.

Virtual Conference Live Now

We're going all in by raising awareness through education

A virtual conference featuring a series of educational webinars has launched to help you learn to live confidently and comfortably with an ostomy—or learn what you can do to support a loved one who has an ostomy.

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How to Use the Peristomal Skin Assessment Guide for Consumers, In partnership with the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN)

Presented by Laurie McNichol, MSN, RN, CNS, GNP, CWOCN, CWON-AP, FAAN and joined by Christine Kim, ileostomate since 1994 and Founder of OstomyConnection.

In this session, you will learn how to use this free, easy to use, web-based tool that will:

  • Help identify common skin problems
  • Provide next steps for care of management
  • Prompt when it is appropriate to seek care from a healthcare professional.

Scratching the Surface of Peristomal Itching: The Invisible Peristomal Skin Concern, In coordination with United Ostomy Associations of America (UOAA)

In Part 1 of a two-part series, you will learn about:

  • Healthy skin and skin complications around the stoma
  • Itching with and without visible complications
  • The role of the skin barrier in maintaining skin health

Digging Deeper into Peristomal Itching: The Invisible Peristomal Skin Concern, In coordination with United Ostomy Associations of America (UOAA)

In Part 2 of the series, we will discuss:

  • How itching is a very real issue
  • How itching can affect your quality of life and cost of care
  • Some evidence of how ostomy skin barriers that are infused with an ingredient called ceramide may help

It Begins with Skin: A Global Perspective

Healthy skin around the stoma is key to living comfortably with an ostomy. Watch the video and see the difference healthy skin can make.

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Organize a Group Hug!

We encourage friends, family, and people living with an ostomy to embrace life...and each other! So we're encouraging the ostomy community to show support by organizing group hugs.

  1. Get a group together—friends, family, people with or without an ostomy—and hug!
  2. Have someone snap a picture, post it on your social media account, and use the hashtags #AllinforOstomy and #WorldOstomyDay

Daily Confidence

We're going all in by helping to build confidence

The Right Pouch

The type of ostomy you have, your lifestyle and daily activities, personal preference, and skin health all play a part in choosing the perfect pouch for you. With the right pouch, you will have the confidence to embrace your "new normal."

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Healthy Skin

For your pouching system to adhere properly, the skin around your stoma must be healthy. Choosing the right pouch and taking special care to improve and preserve skin health will help you feel comfortable with your ostomy.

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Peace of Mind

With the right pouch and healthy skin for it to adhere to, the risk of leakage goes down. And with less leakage, you'll have greater peace of mind. Achieving the right balance is possible with the proper help and support.

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We believe that when you know more about living with an ostomy, you can do more to live better.

Visit our Ostomy Care Learning Center for more resources.

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Hollister is proud to support World Ostomy Day!

This year's theme—"Speaking Out Changes Lives"—is so important because we know just how essential awareness is to growing an active ostomy community. So please join us on Saturday, October 6, 2018, and raise your voice to raise awareness.

See how others are participating in World Ostomy Day

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Raise awareness in a Run for Resilience Ostomy 5k

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