Ostomy 101 - History
Ostomy 101 Mission:
Equip and empower people with the tools, information and resources they need to live successfully with an Ostomy.
Dawnette spent just two and a half days in the hospital for her permanent Ostomy surgery. Successful robotic surgeries like these, offer fast recoveries and short hospital stays. An unseen consequence of these medical technologies, is the ever-shrinking window of opportunity to educate and equip patients prior to discharge.
Dawnette arrived home confused, overwhelmed and desperate to learn how to sleep, swim, go back to work, bike, hike, travel and surf with her ostomy? In other words, how to LIVE life with her ostomy. Dawnette created Ostomy 101 Inc. to give Ostomates improved access to the information & resources they deserve to live successfully with an ostomy.
With the help of Star Harrison RN, BSN, CWOCN, the Ostomy Support Group of North San Diego County and a grant from the Pacific Coast Region of the WOCN Society, Dawnette launched free Ostomy 101 classes and mobile app.
Ostomy 101results (abstract) presented at the 2020 Oncology Nurses Society Conference as a template for improved standard of care. Ostomy 101 showed impressive results with patient adjustment and clinical support.
Ostomy 101- The First-of-its-kind, Lifestyle Classes & Mobile App.