Take your ostomy supplies with you since the hospital may not have your brand in supply. If you are in doubt about any procedure, ask to talk to your doctor.
Ask to have the following information listed on your chart:
1) type of ostomy or continent diversion,
2) whether or not your rectum is intact,
3) describe in detail your management routine and list the ostomy products used. For urinary stomas,
4) do not take a urine specimen from the urostomy pouch, use a catheter inserted into the stoma.