World Ostomy Day 2018 | Hollister CA
World Ostomy Day

#AllinforOstomy

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.

Show your support by going All in for Ostomy!

A stoma is a normal part of having an ostomy. By wearing a "stoma" where people can see it, the stoma pin is a great way to educate, start a conversation, or show support for people living with or caring for ostomies. Request your free pin today!

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Take a picture or short video, post it on your social media account, and use the hasthtags #AllinforOstomy and #WorldOstomyDay

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

Virtual Conference Starting October 6

We're going all in by raising awareness through education

A virtual conference featuring a series of educational webinars will launch soon 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.


Coming Soon

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 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 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.

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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The information provided herein is not medical advice and is not intended to substitute for the advice of your personal physician or other healthcare provider. This information should not be used to seek help in a medical emergency. If you experience a medical emergency, seek medical treatment in person immediately.