"For WOCN nurse week our President, Pat Camp, interviewed Muskegon's newest ostomy nurse, Desiree Miller, RN BSN CWOCN, to get her thoughts on the many benefits WOCN nurses have to offer “ostomates."
We are excited to announce that the effectiveness of StomaCloak the stoma cloaking device we have marketed for the past two years is to be evaluated scientifically.
I have just returned from a medical/ evangelical mission trip in Gracias Lempira Honduras. We worked in the poorest community (average per capita income $200/ month) in the second poorest country in the world;(poorest is Haiti).
In his pursuit of big game, the American Archer would almost always consider hunting the rutting bull elk as the pinnacle. Bears, mountain lions, and wolves threaten the animal's survival as a calf but less so as a mature adult.
As a boy, I liked underdogs. I was a fan of the San Diego Chargers who had Rolf Benirschke as their fantastic placekicker. I remember, more than once, watching Rolf kick a game winning field goal. Rolf snatched a victory in the last seconds from the jaws of defeat. What I didn’t know at the time was that Rolf suffered from severe Crohn’s disease.
In the United States, the United Ostomy Associations of America (UOAA) will be hosting 5K and virtual 5K runs to celebrate. The runs are part of the #wannawearone movement. The purpose of these events is to encourage and promote healthy lifestyles for ostomates.
For the second straight year, StomaCloak has partnered with the Drive for Men’s Health Team in an effort to help raise ostomy awareness. This year’s Drive was a 6,000-mile journey across the United States from Florida to New York City and then across the United States to Los Angeles, California.
By Pat Camp, President, Muskegon Ostomy Association #338: Last year, I had the opportunity to attend the Great Comebacks award ceremony at the Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurse (WOCN) Convention in Nashville, Tennessee.
Over the years, I have attended a lot of conferences. When I stop think to about it, none of these medical meetings have ever included patients. This changed when my partner at West Shore Urology, Dr. Joseph Salisz, and I flew to Palo Alto, California.
From my post for LinkedIn, I share Dr. Joseph Salisz journey of transformation from physician to patient to e-patient inventor of a product that gives confidence to others:
From my post on LinkedIn, I share Dr. Joseph Salisz journey of transformation from physician to patient to e-patient inventor of a product that gives confidence to others: What happens when the physician becomes the patient?