|Picture 1 Ordering ostomy care.|
Now that your child has an ostomy, you will need to order the supplies to care for the ostomy. The wound, or ostomy, nurse is specially trained to teach you about the supplies. Know the following three things about each supply before ordering:
This information is printed on the box each item comes in. It is very important to know this so that you can get the right supplies for your child.
Your child may need different supplies as he grows and gets older. Call the enterostomal therapist if you have questions about the supplies you are using or if you think you might need to change supplies.
Ostomy supplies can be expensive. It is important to look into ways to pay for them. Be sure to check on this before you order supplies to avoid unnecessary bills.
If you have any questions, be sure to ask your doctor or wound/ostomy nurse.
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