Mercy Health provides a continuum of care for persons with an ostomy in both the inpatient and outpatient settings.
Our goals for the person/families with a new or established ostomy are to:
- Promote self-care and return to lifestyle
- Provide patient and family education throughout the acute care and outpatient setting
- Prevent skin complications and promote healing
- Act as a resource for all persons with an ostomy and/or family, regardless of where the original surgery was performed or how long they have had the ostomy
- In both the inpatient and outpatient setting we work closely with your surgeon/ physician to provide continuity of care and services
- Pre-operative stoma site marking and education
- Post-operative consultation – scheduled follow-up after surgery for appliance fit and complication prevention
- Consultation and treatment of peristomal skin complications
- Fit for peristomal hernia belts
- Tube site skin breakdown and drainage management
- Cutaneous fistula management
Why Choose Mercy Health?
Our team is made of nurses Board Certified in ostomy, wound and continence and a Nurse Practitioner Board Certified Advanced Practiced in wound, ostomy and continence. Our goal is to help patients heal - mind, body and spirit.