Spectrum Health Ostomy Clinic
The Ostomy Clinic is an independent clinic where specially trained wound, ostomy and continence (WOC) nurses help patients with ostomy management and skin issues. It has one of the largest WOC nursing teams in Michigan and is the only ostomy clinic in West Michigan. The clinic is located within the Limb Care & Preservation Clinic.
WOC nurses help patients effectively manage ostomies and return to normal by providing:
- Care and management that can lead to better medical outcomes, faster recovery and return to normal activities with fewer emergency room visits
- Convenient care to improve comfort and reduce complications
They help manage wounds, ostomies and related conditions, including:
In addition, WOC nurses provide:
- Pre-surgical education in ostomy care and consultation to help determine ostomy placement
- Individualized care techniques, ongoing ostomy support and product recommendations suited to changing needs
Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare, a medical journal, reports that the involvement of a WOC nurse in ostomy patient care benefits the patient, the family and the medical team.
Ostomy Clinic Contact Information
Phone number: 616.391.8635
Toll-free number: 800.728.0832
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