Anatomy and Physiology: The digestive system and urinary system
These images can be downloaded, printed and used to discuss the digestive and urinary systems and the effect of a patient’s planned surgery on their own digestive or urinary system.
Colorectal & Urostomy Surgery Explained
Within this section of the website, we have created downloadable images which can be printed and used to detail the exact surgery which a patient shall be undergoing.
Pre-Operative Trainer Packs
When you are siting a patient for their stoma, you may find it helpful to provide them with a pre-op trainer pack. The Salts Healthcare pack contains everything that is required to trial wearing a stoma bag prior to surgery, including filling the bag so that it feels a little more realistic.
Ostomy Glossary of Terms
There are many words and terms used during a patient’s journey to having a stoma which will be completely new to them, and possibly difficult to understand and indeed remember. This is why we included a ‘glossary of terms’ within our ‘You and Your’ booklets.
Information for patients: Before Surgery, After Surgery and Living With a Stoma
There are in-depth sections on our website covering each stage of the patient journey through having a stoma created. This information can be accessed as and when patients feel ready to read and digest the sections.
Patient Information Leaflets
Our Medilink® Dispensing and Home Delivery Service offers a series of leaflets which can be used to help explain the following treatments:
- How chemotherapy might affect your stoma
- Eating a low fibre or residue diet
- Taking loperamide
- Use of topical steroids for peristomal skin conditions
- How to change your appliance
Ileo Anal Pouch Resource Pack
The Ileo-Anal Pouch has become the ‘gold standard’ for surgical management of Ulcerative Colitis (UC) and Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP). Written by healthcare professionals, this resource pack is designed to help those caring for ileo-anal pouch patients and provides valuable help in overcoming common problems.