Helpful Videos and Articles


Helen Bracey, Helpline Services Manager for Ostomy Lifestyle, a UK charity that supports people affected by stoma surgery, explains how the digestive and urinary systems work, and how stoma surgery to create a colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy is performed, using the Anatomical Apron

screen-shot-2016-11-16-at-4-17-47-pmThis animation describes what an ileostomy entails, what a stoma is, what an ostomy pouch is, and goals of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) surgery.

Dressing Change


This video is meant to be an introduction to proper line care, and is not intended to teach you how to perform the care. While healthcare providers have received training regarding care of a central line, there can be variation from provider to provider, and from setting to setting. For that reason it is important for you to be familiar with the care so you can speak up if you question any unusual practice. You are the one consistent that can watch and ensure the line is cared for properly.



"Scrub The Hub" to prevent infections.


This is a video of a dressing change done on an 18 month old toddler who has MMIHS. At the time her dressing changes were taking place in a hospital setting done by a qualified medical professional.



Scrub the Hub! Catheter Needleless Port Decontamination

Great illustration and article about the importance of TIME and FRICTION in killing germs on catheters to prevent line infections. 

Ostomy Care