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180 Medical College Scholarship Recipients: Spotlight on Ian

by Jessica September 23, 2014 16:57
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After the announcement of our 2014 180 Medical College Scholarship recipients on August 1st, 2014, we have been featuring our nine individual winners on our blog, and today, we'd love to introduce you to another well-deserving recipient, Ian Peterson.

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Seven years ago, just one month after his high school graduation during a fun summer outing at a lake, Ian took a dive into the water and tragically injured his spinal cord at C6-7, leaving him a quadriplegic. While this accident could've potentially had a negative affect on his life, he felt that the rehabilitation period helped him to learn more about himself. Over the course of much rehabilitation and therapy, he has been able to regain the use of his arms and hands, as well as some sensation in his core.

Prior to his accident, Ian wanted to pursue a career in medicine, already having had obtained his EMT certification. "I felt that since I am in a chair, I would be able to have a positive impact on people with spinal cord injuries and improve their quality of life," Ian says. He spoke with friends and mentors about his strengths, his weaknesses, and what career path he should take, and after careful thought, he decided to focus on a goal of becoming an administrator at either a long-term care facility, skilled nursing center, or rehabilitation hospital, and in this way he will still be able to "care for those who could not otherwise care for themselves without assistance."

While Ian has continued his therapy, ian peterson scholarship winnerhe has also stayed active with hand cycling, and he is also on the North Texas Cowboys Quad Rugby team. He married the love of his life in 2013, which was an exciting milestone. During this time, he has also maintained good scholarly standing on the Dean’s List, along with maintaining membership with the American College of Health Executives, Upcoming Student Professionals, and president of the UNTHSC MHA Association. As of January 2014, he has been working as an Administrator in Training at Green Valley Rehabilitation. Ian is attending graduate school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center this fall and plans to graduate in December of 2014. We're excited to play a part in assisting Ian with his goals in graduate school and to see how he will be able to help others in his future career.

180 Medical is honored to have a scholarship program to help those with spinal cord injuries, spina bifida, transverse myelitis, and/or a neurogenic bladder. Paying for college isn't easy these days, and we understand that there are often extra financial difficulties for aspiring students who live with these conditions. To learn more about 180 Medical's College Scholarship program, visit

Did you know that September is Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month? Learn more here.
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About the Author:

Jessica has worked for 180 Medical for 5 years and currently holds the title of Purchasing & Marketing Coordinator. Her favorite things about 180 Medical are her great co-workers and getting to work for such a fun, caring company! She loves writing, art, music, and spending time with friends and family.

Ostomy Resources & Support

by Heather September 23, 2014 14:52
Ostomy surgery, whether planned or unexpected, can bring a lot of changes to your life. It can be scary, frustrating and discouraging to try to find the help you need or even to find people that understand exactly what you are going through. In addition to 180 Medical’s team of trained ostomy specialists, there are some great resources available to help you get back to being you, while finding a place of support and community.

Ostomy Resources We Recommend:

ConvaTec’s Customer Interaction Center (CIC)

It’s hard to get back to your normal life if you can’t find productconvatec cvt customer interaction center cic logos that work for you and give you a sense of security. The Customer Interaction Center is made up of ConvaTec’s team of certified wound ostomy nurses that are available for your questions and concerns. They specialize in ConvaTec’s ostomy product line and are dedicated to helping you find the products that work the best for you.
Phone: (800) 422-8811, Monday – Friday, 8:30AM – 7:00PM Eastern Time  


Ostomysecrets is a company created by ostomates for ostomates. They carry specialized underwear and wraps for men, women and children. Their products are specifically designed to provide discreet support and to conceal your ostomy system, giving you a greater measure of confidence and peace of mind. Since the employees of their company have ostomies, they are able to offer support and insight only found with someone who shares your struggles. Their founder, Lisa Becker, asks: “When was the last time you forgot you had an ostomy? For me, it's every time I wear my Ostomysecrets. These undergarments changed my life, and I hope they change yours too. Join me and feel as good as I feel now!” – Lisa Becker, Founder
Phone: (877) 613-6246  
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Great Comebacks Program

The Great Comebacks® Program began in 1984 under the leadership of Rolf Benirschke, with support from ConvaTec. It was designed to raise awareness of quality of life issues for people living with Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, colorectal cancer or other diseases that can lead to ostomy surgery. Today, the Great Comebacks community has spread far beyond its original borders, raising awareness around the globe through inspirational individuals who have chosen to share their stories and offer hope to others facing these diseases and transitioning to life after surgery.

Ostomy Inspire

Ostomy Support Groups by Inspire is an online support community for people living with an ostomy. There are many different forums where you can discuss health and lifestyle issues, gain emotional support, inspire and motivate others and see additional ostomy information and resources.

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About the Author:
Heather has worked for 180 Medical for almost 2 years and currently holds the title of Ostomy Specialist. She loves being active, trying new things, spending time with family and friends, and playing the piano and the guitar.

180 Medical Once Again Named One of the Best Places to Work in Oklahoma

by Jessica September 19, 2014 09:22
For the 5th year now, 180 Medical was once again ranked as one of the Best Places to Work in Oklahoma by okcBiz magazine. The ranking is based upon anonymous employee feedback in surveys, and we are excited to be recognized as a company that treats its employees with care and consideration, just as we do for our customers.

“When I founded 180 Medical, my top goal was to be a medical supplier that would offer the best customer service in the business," says CEO and founder Todd Brown, "best places to work in oklahoma 2014 180 medicalIt was also my hope to be an employer that people loved to come to work for, every day. Even though 180 Medical continues to grow by leaps and bounds, we've kept that fun, family atmosphere here that I think is a big part of why our employees truly love their jobs."

180 Medical is certainly a workplace that stands out from the rest, because of fun perks like casual wear every day, goal-driven incentives, great benefit plans, and convenient amenities like our on-site workout facility and a break room with provided healthy snacks, vending machines, and outdoor patio seating.

"Being named one of the Best Places to Work in Oklahoma for the 5th year says so much about our company and what we stand for, because it’s based on what our employees think and say about the work experience here," says Sharon Hodnett, Director of Human Resources at 180 Medical. "We just have a great environment where it’s actually fun to come to work each day.”

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Our employees recognize and appreciate that 180 Medical is a great place to work, and for that, we are truly proud. With fun "180 Holidays" like Ugly Christmas Sweater Day, our Red River Rivalry Chili-Cookoff, annual company bowling night, cake decorating contests, and more, we have an environment that allows everyone to have some fun, and that positivity comes through in all of our daily interactions with our customers.

180 Medical is honored to stand among the best of the best employers in Oklahoma! Are you looking for a new career? Come apply to join our team at:

About the Author:

Jessica has worked for 180 Medical for over 5 years and currently holds the title of Purchasing & Marketing Coordinator. Her favorite things about 180 Medical are her great co-workers and getting to work for such a fun, caring company! She loves writing, art, music, and spending time with friends and family.

180 Medical Employee Spotlight: Verifications Specialist

by Jessica September 16, 2014 14:00
180 Medical is a national leader in the intermittent catheter industry, and we also provide ostomy and other related supplies. We recruit employees who are positive, hard-working individuals who want to enjoy going to work. We offer a competitive benefits package, extensive training, and many fun extras and perks. 180 Medical was also named one of the Best Places to Work in Oklahoma once again in 2014.

This month, we are proud to feature Linda, who is a Verifications Specialist who has been with the company for 4 years now.

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What do you do as a Verifications Specialist?
Our group verifies that each customer's Medicare and Medicaid insurances are active each month before the order is shipped. For those customers receiving home health, we will work with their home health agency to make sure they continue to receive their supplies in a timely manner.  

What do you love most about 180 Medical?

I love feeling like we can make a difference in people's lives. And there are so many fun perks of working here, like the casual atmosphere – not many companies let you wear jeans and t-shirts to work! It's great to wear my orange and black on Friday to support my Oklahoma State Cowboys or the blue for OKC Thunder. When we make our weekly company goals, we are rewarded with fun treats. My favorites are bundt cake, pretzels, or ice cream! We also have events like bowling, Corporate Challenge, Jim Thorpe run, Red River Rivalry 180 medical fun work environment thunderChili Cook-off, and we decorate the offices when our home NBA team, the OKC Thunder, is in the playoffs.

Anything you'd say to someone thinking about applying for a job here?
There is so much to like about this company. Love the feeling you get when you can help those who are in a difficult situation and try to make their day a little easier. The company is great on rewarding individuals that work hard. If you like to work hard and help others, this may be the right fit for you!

What's one of your favorite stories of how you helped a customer?
Don’t really have one specific story, but I can say it is always makes me feel good when you feel that you have made someone’s day a little better. Sometimes when we call customers, they're already dealing with various health issues and frustrations, but it feels so good to know I can help, in being a part of 180 Medical. When people thank us through their tears, it's been a fulfilling day.

Tell us a little bit about yourself.
The most exciting thing to happen to me lately is that I became a grandma! Love my little Braxton who is just turning 2. In the past, I did a lot of crafts and sewing as a hobby, but mostly now I just enjoy it when I get to babysit my grandson and take it easy. I'm a big Oklahoma State (OSU) fan -- love my Pokes! I hope to cross off an item on my "Bucket List" in the next few years and take my grandson, daughter, and son-in-law to the most magical place: Disney World!

What is your favorite inspiring quote or thought?
“Choose Joy – joy is not in things; it is in us.” I listen to the Bobby Bones radio show every morning, and one of the DJ’s mom is battling cancer. To honor her mom in a positive way, the radio station had a whole week dedicated to the purpose of spreading joy and happiness. In other words, to try to do good things for others and not let hardship or difficult times cause you to lose hope. I was really inspired by that thought to continue to choose joy, no matter what.

A hearty thank you goes out to Linda and the rest of the Verifications Specialists, all of whom play an important part in our daily operations at 180 Medical by verifying insurances and helping customers who are transitioning to and from Home Health services.

Interested in beginning your career at 180 Medical? Take a look at our available jobs and apply today.

About the Author:
Jessica has worked for 180 Medical for 5 years and currently holds the title of Purchasing & Marketing Coordinator. Her favorite things about 180 Medical are her great co-workers and getting to work for such a fun, caring company! She loves writing, art, music, and spending time with friends and family.

September is Interstitial Cystitis Awareness Month

by Jessica September 15, 2014 12:42
We here at 180 Medical want to do our part in raising awareness this month about a painful condition called Interstitial Cystitis.

According to the Interstitial Cystitis Network, as many as one out of every 26 people in the USA right now may be living with symptoms of Interstitial Cystitis. But what is Interstitial Cystitis? And why is it important that we all do our part in raising awareness about this condition?

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Interstitial Cystitis and Its Symptoms

Also known as Bladder Pain Syndrome (BPS), Interstitial Cystitis is a feeling that ranges from minor discomfort to great pain or pressure around the pelvic area, most specifically the bladder. Symptoms can include:
  • Bladder pain or pain throughout the pelvis or genitals
  • Urgency to rush to the restroom to relieve yourself
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Urinary frequency
  • Nocturia
  • Pain during intimacy

september is ic awareness monthIt can happen to anyone, but it seems to be more prevalent in women. Many who are affected by the symptoms aren't even aware that they have it. This is why it's important to spread awareness, so that those who are affected can seek treatment.

While there is no cure currently, there are a variety of treatments available that can help lessen the symptoms and make it much more manageable. If you have difficulty urinating, for instance, it may be as simple as starting a self-catheterization regimen. If you're experiencing any of these symptoms, contact your doctor today.

What Can I Do To Raise Awareness About Interstitial Cystitis?

  • It's easy to feel like you don't have the power to raise much awareness. But if you use any form of social media (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, or more), you have a great tool in your hands to share information and spread awareness. You can start out just by sharing a link to the IC Awareness Month official website at or sharing a link to this blog post from 180 Medical.
  • Hand out flyers or hang a poster at your school, job, or local church.
  • Talk to your doctor about putting up a poster or keeping brochures about Interstitial Cystitis available for patients and visitors to the office.
  • Spread awareness by wearing your turquoise IC Awareness Ribbon or displaying it as a car magnet. Find yours at the ICN shop here.


Remember, if you are living with Interstitial Cystitis, you're not the only one. There are resources available to you for learning and connecting with a vast network of others who are dealing with symptoms like yours.

About the Author:

Jessica has worked for 180 Medical for 5 years and currently holds the title of Purchasing & Marketing Coordinator. Her favorite things about 180 Medical are her great co-workers and getting to work for such a fun, caring company! She loves writing, art, music, and spending time with friends and family.

Understanding Colostomy: 5 Frequently Asked Questions

by Jessica September 12, 2014 15:22
Having a digestive disease can certainly be frightening but fortunately, there are options available to help treat such conditions. One such option is a colostomy, which is a common surgical procedure for different disorders of the large intestine. While this surgery can seem intimidating, it can dramatically improve the quality of life for individuals.

To help you better understand a colostomy, how to care for yourself post-procedure, and the products available to help manage your condition, here are five frequently asked questions (and answers) on the subject.

1. What is a colostomy?

A colostomy is a surgery performed to removed all or a part of the colon. 180 medical colostomy diagramAn opening is made from the large intestine to the outside of the abdomen and a portion of the organ is brought to the surface of the skin. The new opening, called a stoma, allows waste to leave the body. As a colostomy has no controlling muscles, the body releases the stool as needed.

2. What are the reasons for needing a colostomy?

A colostomy is performed to cure or treat an area of the colon. Some of the most common reasons for a colostomy include bowel cancer, Crohn's disease, injuries or trauma, and birth defects.

3. What risks are associated with the surgery?

In some instances, a skin irritation or infection may occur due to a stool leak from under the bag, or a hernia can sometimes develop around a stoma. This can be easily avoided by taking good care of your stoma, eating a healthy diet, and using the right products for your needs.

4. How will this affect my life?

As with any medical condition, it's crucial that you know how to properly manage it. Living with a colostomy will require that you make some small changes to your life and current routine. You should monitor your medication, since certain medicines can cause constipation or diarrhea. Also, ensure that you eat a well-balanced diet and check to see which foods give upset stomach or gas, as you may choose to avoid these in public. You may want to speak with your doctor or a registered dietician to decide on a nutrition plan. In addition, since your body will not be able to fully regulate the flow of your body waste as it leaves the stoma, you will need a proper ostomy system to collect it. 180 Medical has a number of high-quality product options that will offer discretion, easy application, and emptying.

5. What colostomy supplies should I use?

At 180 Medical, we understand the challenges that can come with living with any ostomy, and that's why we're devoted to provided you with the best colostomy supplies. There are a variety of skin barriers, pouches, and accessories available to provide you with the care you need. Check out our selection online or contact us today.

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180 Medical College Scholarship Recipients: Spotlight on Garrett

by Jessica September 10, 2014 10:53
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On August 1st, 2014, we announced our 2014 180 Medical College Scholarship Recipients. We continue to shine the spotlight on our nine individual winners on our blog. So far, you have learned about Nichole and Danielle. Now, take a moment to meet another well-deserving winner, Garrett Bazany.

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When Garrett was only a 15-year-old teenage boy playing on a trampoline in the backyard, the unthinkable happened. He took a fall and broke his neck, leaving him an incomplete quadriplegic. Garrett states that while it was a difficult experience in which his faith was tested, he found a new way to look at his life. "With a lot of prayer, determination, a positive attitude, and support from friends and family, I learned that anything is possible."

Being an incomplete quadriplegic meant he might not ever be able to walk again. The odds may have been against him, but through hours of physical therapy and sheer determination, Garrett was able to walk with the aid of a walker across the stage at his high school graduation. His classmates weren't the only ones who were amazed -- his story even appeared on the local news and the Today Show. While he is not walking on his own just yet, he has a goal to keep breaking the limits.

Throughout high school, Garrett has maintained a high GPA (graduated high school with a 3.98 GPA) as a Distinguished Academic Leader and a member of the National Honor Society. He was voted by his Senior Class of high school as "Most Likely to Make an Impact." In his first year at Calvin College, he was awarded the American College Foundation Visionary Scholarship Grand Prize and the Dean's Scholarship for outstanding academic achievement. During this time, he has stayed active in his community, volunteering at the Special Olympics and at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Center, where he counseled and mentored other teen boys who were going through rehabilitation after a spinal cord injury. He also maintains an active lifestyle, participating in adaptive downhill snow skiing, adaptive water skiing, 180 medical scholarship winner garrett bazany skiingIntramural Dodge Ball, indoor rock wall climbing, and kayaking.

Garrett is now in his second year of attendance at Calvin College. He is majoring in Pre-Medicine, and his goal is to become a rehabilitation physician to help others faced with similar experiences to his own. "I will be in a unique position to really make an impact in the world of rehab and advocate for others with a disability, since I have firsthand experience on what it is like to live with paralysis," he says. We here at 180 Medical are excited to see what Garrett achieves and how he will touch others' lives with his positive attitude, his experience, and his future career.

180 Medical is honored to have a scholarship program to help those with spinal cord injuries, spina bifida, transverse myelitis, and/or a neurogenic bladder. Paying for college isn't easy these days, and we understand that there are often extra financial difficulties for aspiring students who live with these conditions. To learn more about 180 Medical's College Scholarship program, visit

Did you know that September is Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month? Learn more here.
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About the Author:

Jessica has worked for 180 Medical for 5 years and currently holds the title of Purchasing & Marketing Coordinator. Her favorite things about 180 Medical are her great co-workers and getting to work for such a fun, caring company! She loves writing, art, music, and spending time with friends and family.

180 Medical Recognizes Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month

by Jessica September 4, 2014 16:55
September 1st marked the beginning of a full month dedicated to raising awareness about spinal cord injuries.

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It's important for us all to be aware of spinal cord injuries and the life-changing effects they can have on those living with SCI every day. According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Association, "every 48 seconds in America, a person becomes paralyzed." This can occur from motor vehicle accidents, sports injuries, falls, and more.

You may already know that our founder and CEO Todd Brown was injured in a motocross accident and is paralyzed from the chest down. This accident is what eventually led him to create our company, so the cause is, of course, near and dear to our hearts here at 180 Medical. We also have employees on staff who have been affected by spinal cord injuries.

According to a recent study by the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, there are approximately 1,275,000 people living with spinal cord injuries, so chances are that you or someone you may know has been directly or indirectly affected. You're not alone.

We invite you to share this post to help spread awareness of spinal cord injuries to your friends and family. Visit the links below for more resources.
  • Christopher & Dana Reeve Paralysis Resource Center -- Request a free copy of their comprehensive Paralysis Resource Guide and get access to informative videos, facts, local resources. There are options to donate, join Team Reeve, and get involved in raising awareness.
  • National Spinal Cord Injury Association -- Join NSCA's United Spinal Team Advocacy to work for change, stay in the know on upcoming events and the latest news, and access local chapters and support groups. You can also find publications, advocacy brochures, handrims for your wheelchair, and more in their online store. 
  • The Buoniconti Fund -- A non-profit organization committed to finding a cure for paralysis from spinal cord injury. Stay up to date on the latest news and events, donate, and find support and resources.
  • Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) -- An organization dedicated specifically to United States Military service members and veterans who are paralyzed. Find news, information, and local chapters for support.
  • United Spinal Association -- This organization is dedicated to providing support and enhancing quality of life for those with spinal cord injuries. Find resources, support from peers and your community, counseling for veterans, ways to get involved and donate, and more.
  • Travis Roy Foundation -- Stay up to date on recent research, find volunteer opportunities, donate, and find other ways to get involved.
  • Apparelyzed forums -- Meet others who are dealing with various issues related to spinal cord injuries and/or paralyzation in an online forum. Connect with their Facebook page for additional peer support and networking.

About the Author:

Jessica has worked for 180 Medical for 5 years and currently holds the title of Purchasing & Marketing Coordinator. Her favorite things about 180 Medical are her great co-workers and getting to work for such a fun, caring company! She loves writing, art, music, and spending time with friends and family.

What To Look For in Your Ileostomy Product Provider

by Jessica September 3, 2014 16:49
180 medical ostomy supplies couple hugging convatecMost people don't know what an ileostomy is until they need one. An ileostomy is a lifesaving  procedure performed when a disease has attacked or shut down the large intestine. This means waste can no longer be passed safely from the stomach to the rectum. Most often this is caused by Crohn's disease, but it can also be caused by ulcerative colitis and other conditions. An ileostomy carefully reroutes the flow of the digestive tract away from the large intestine.

After this procedure, you will need quality ileostomy supplies to manage your waste in a clean, safe, and comfortable manner. Finding a good ileostomy product supplier can be hard, but not impossible. Here's what to look for:

  • Customer service provided by a live person. We all know there is nothing more frustrating than calling up a company with a simple question and having to go through dozens of automated menus before being able to talk to a real person -- if you ever get to talk to a real person at all. But when you're calling about ileostomy products, the need for personal, knowledgeable service becomes even more serious. All ileostomy products are medical supplies of the most sensitive sort. When you have questions, you deserve detailed, responsive answers from trained specialists who know their products.
  • Direct billing to insurance. You're not a doctor, and you shouldn't have to learn the ins and outs of the insurance system. Rather than billing you and leaving you in the lurch until you get insurance reimbursement, your ileostomy products supplier should be able to bill your private insurance directly and leave you out of it.
  • Cooperation with your physician. The best ileostomy product suppliers will work with your doctor's prescription and recommendations to make sure you receive the right products for your needs.
  • Delivery. Going to the pharmacy isn't just a chore; it also cuts back on your level of privacy. The best suppliers will ship your ileostomy products directly to your doorstep.
  • No up-front costs.
  • Multilingual support.

A company that provides this level of service clearly has a commitment to their customer, and that means a commitment to your health. 180 Medical helps people with ileostomy products every day. We are proud to be a company that truly cares and looks forward to helping you with your supply needs.

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5 FAQs About Ostomy

by Micah August 29, 2014 15:20
New to the world of ostomy supplies? We understand the confusion that you may have, not only with the ostomy itself, but with finding the right supplies for your needs. This article may help to shed some light on the situation and answer some of your initial questions regarding your ostomy.

1.      What is an ostomy?

An ostomy is the creation of an artificial opening (stoma) via surgery in order to divert the flow of bodily wastes for medical reasons.

There are several different kinds of ostomies, depending on where and how the surgeon creates the opening. Generally, the three most common types are:
  • Colostomy: an artificial opening in the colon to divert the flow of formed stool
  • Ileostomy: an artificial opening in the ileum (small intestine) to divert the flow of loose stool
  • Urostomy: an artificial opening in the urinary system to divert the flow of urine

2.      What ostomy supplies are available?

Because the different kinds of ostomies (listed above) have varying types and consistencies of output, each type require their own types of products (for instance, a urostomy pouch with a valve and drain would not work for a colostomy output of formed stool). There are a lot of supply options available out there, which can feel overwhelming. But it's as simple as looking at the two main system types: one-piece and two-piece systems.
  • Two-piece systems have a separate skin barrier (or wafer) that adheres to the skin. The pouch, which collects the waste leaving your body, can be attached and detached without removing the actual skin barrier. The advantage to a two-piece system is that they are considered to be a little easier on the skin, since one can change the pouch several times without removing the adhesive barrier from your skin.      
  • One-piece systems are all one unit, just like the name sounds.  The pouch and skin barrier are attached, so that each time you need to change out your pouch, the entire system including the skin barrier is removed all together. Some people find these more convenient, since it involves fewer steps and parts than the two-piece system.    
ConvaTec offers top-quality, convenient options in both two-piece and one-piece systems, and we can work with you to figure out what works best for your needs.

You will also want to consider what type of ostomy you have. Colostomy pouches use a different type of adhesive due to the thicker effluent that passes through the stoma, while urostomy pouches usually have a valve and drain system to handle liquid output. Both one-piece and two-piece systems are available for all types of ostomies.    

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3.      How do I know what ostomy products are right for me?

Even though there are a lot of different options for each type of ostomy, you can quickly find the right product and regimen that will best suit your particular situation, especially with the help of a healthcare professional such as your prescribing ostomy surgeon or WOCN (Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurse) to guide you.

Everyone's situation is a little different (due to varying levels of activity, different sports or occupations, etc.), so a system that works really well for one person may not work for another. Stoma size and protrusion, skin type, ostomy type, and personal preferences are all important factors to consider.

At 180 Medical, we're knowledgeable about new ostomy supplies that are available as well as the tried-and-true products that have stood the test of time. Our well-trained Ostomy Specialists can help evaluate the option that’s best for you and get you a few samples to try. This way, you can have confidence in what you will receive before you place the full order. 

 4.      What if I have problems with my ostomy supplies?

It’s normal for your product needs to change over time, as your body shape may change, or your stoma could settle. Occasionally, you may find yourself needing to change the size or shape of your products.  If you notice that your system isn’t working correctly (not fitting correctly, or suddenly leaking, or causing skin irritation), you may want to discuss this issue with an Ostomy Nurse. At 180 Medical, we have direct access to a team of trained ConvaTec WOC (Wound Ostomy and Continence) nurses that can help you with your questions as well. Give us a call, and we'll get you connected. Often the solution is simple, and an easy size change or a simple accessory may solve your problem entirely. 

5.      Where can I get ostomy supplies?

180 Medical specializes in ConvaTec ostomy supplies. We can send you regular orders every 30 or 90 days (1 month or 3 month orders) to ensure you always have the products you need on hand in a timely fashion. This way you can have confidence that you will never run out of supplies, plus you have an easy point of contact available Monday through Friday during our business hours with a trained, friendly Ostomy Specialist who will be glad to provide you with the assistance and supplies that you need to live with your new ostomy with confidence.

Give us a call today, and we’ll take care of your ostomy supply needs so you can get back to the living the life you love. 

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