What do I need to do before going home from the hospital?

May 10, 2021
  1. Review your discharge instructions with your nurse. 
  2. Collect the important details about your ostomy.  
  3. Make sure you have been signed up for an ostomy product sampling program. 
  4. Have prescriptions filled on the way home. 
  5. Set a follow up appointment with your surgeon. 
  6. Find out if you will have home health support. 
  7. Learn about your options for contacting a WOCN when  you are home.  Find a WOC nurse: 
  8. https://www.wocn.org/learning-center/patient-resources/find-a-nurse/ 
  9. Request enough equipment for a couple of pouch changes.