Short Gut Syndrome Parents' Support Group
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February 27, 2010
10:30 a.m.

Taylorsville Library
4870 S. 2700 W.
Salt Lake City, UT
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Tips & Tricks
Useful Items around the house

You no doubt have drawers full of specialized medical equipment to help care for your short gut kid.

Did you know that some common household items can be used in creative ways to help make your job easier, too?

Here are a few suggestions:

Use a bulb syringe to evenly apply stoma powder. Sprinkle the powder around the stoma or diaper area. Then give a few puffs of air with the bulb syringe to clear away the excess.

A blower dryer on cold can help soothe denuded skin in the diaper area or around a stoma. Turn it to high to help seal the wafer of an ostomy pouch.

Glad Press ní Seal wrap is great for waterproofing a central line dressing for bathtime. Cut to fit and then secure in place with a waterproof tape.

Cut the foot off of a tube sock to make a PICC line protector. Put the sock on your childís arm so the line runs up the arm where it wonít be pulled.

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