36 episodes

Welcome! I'm your OZtomy Nurse Felicity and coming to you new in 2019 is a brand new series of podcasts dedicated to teaching you all you want to know about living life with a stoma. From the humble colostomy to the new Mitrofanoff, every listener will learn something new about having an alternate exit.

The OZtomy Nurse Project The OZtomy Nurse Project

    • Education
    • 4.0, 4 Ratings

Welcome! I'm your OZtomy Nurse Felicity and coming to you new in 2019 is a brand new series of podcasts dedicated to teaching you all you want to know about living life with a stoma. From the humble colostomy to the new Mitrofanoff, every listener will learn something new about having an alternate exit.

    Whats that Pain?

    Whats that Pain?

    People can experience many different kinds of pain and discomfort throughout their stoma life. From post-surgical recovery pain, to intestinal blockages, to long term chronic conditions; Learning to understand the cause and establish relevant treatments for this pain can be somewhat troublesome, and is one of the most common reasons for contacting a medical professional or stoma nurse. This episode of TOZNP discusses different kinds of pain that an individual might experience if they have a stoma, describing the symptoms, the possible causes, and relevant treatment options for appropriate pain relief.

    • 42 min
    Coronavirus and living with a stoma

    Coronavirus and living with a stoma

    Welcome to 2020! The year of coronavirus. Living with a stoma is difficult enough. Learning to live with a stoma amidst a global pandemic presents its own set of challenges. This episode talks about the current covid situation and its impact on those who live with a stoma. It discusses the changes to stoma nursing services, patient education and the management of individuals who have either a new or existing stoma. We also discuss current concerns with obtaining ostomy supplies while in isolation, the availability of ostomy products globally and the availability of community assistance. Finally, we answer some common questions relating to coronavirus, the gastrointestinal impact of those who test positive, and how this virus will affect us all in the short and long term.

    • 46 min
    Christmas with a Stoma

    Christmas with a Stoma

    Living with a stoma at Christmas time can be slightly different than the typical person's experience. Diet concerns, travel arrangements and obtaining supplies can make the holiday season an anxious time for some of us. In this final TOZNP episode for the year we cover what to consider if travelling to see loved ones for christmas, what to eat, what to try and what to avoid, and even lists a couple of recipe ideas for cooking at christmas. Finally, a humble thank you goes out to all the listeners of 2019 who have helped make The OZtomy Nurse Project so successful.

    • 54 min
    Psychological First Aid for stoma's

    Psychological First Aid for stoma's

    Learning to live with a new stoma is overwhelming and scary. What's more, learning how to manage a new stoma as well as practicing self care can be a tricky path to tread. During the post-operative recovery however, your stoma nurse is not only educating you on the physical aspects of stoma care, but also gently guiding you through the minefield of thoughts and feelings related to these confronting new changes. This episode explains the concept of Psychological first aid, a technique designed to reduce the occurrence of abnormal emotional responses and symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder.

    • 35 min
    Interview Series- Eakin Story

    Interview Series- Eakin Story

    In the first of an upcoming series of ostomy product company interviews, I interview Jeremy Eakin and Mark Gilpin from Eakin Healthcare about the history of the Eakin brand, exploring how they came to be a thriving ostomy product supplier in today's market. For those who currently use Eakin products or for those curious few, this episode is a fun way to get to know the men behind the scenes of this highly successful company, which currently exports to over 30 countries through a network of 40 distributors, with other offices in Japan and the Netherlands. 

    • 38 min
    Stoma friendly recipes

    Stoma friendly recipes

    Unsure what you can, can't and should, shouldn't eat with a stoma? Sometimes our appetite can take a while to return after surgery. Also, concerns around low fibre foods that still have high nutrition can leave a person overwhelmed when it comes to meal prep. This episode shares three of my personal favourite meals to cook, as they are quick to prepare, easy to digest and can feed not only the individual, but the entire family too, including the kids! 

    • 39 min

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