Editorial #3: Building an Ostomy Reference Library from Freebie Company Leaflets has just been published on Ostomyland. It is the third in our new Editorials feature. This time around its discussing the wealth of information found in company patient-support booklets, and specifically we’re looking at the SecuriCare booklets which are by far-and-away my favourite of all the companies various ranges of free literature. SecuriCare are a UK home delivery service which forms part of the CliniMed group of comapanies, along with Welland Medical.
The SecuriCare booklets go far beyond being just product advertising for their pouches and skin care accessories like most company leaflets do. Instead, their literature offers you a comprehensive library of information about your ostomy and caring for it. Regardless of if you are awaiting surgery, or been an ostomate for many years, there is still information contained in these which make them worthwhile keeping.
The company also offer a range of booklets for carers and health-care workers too, and whilst the information contained within is aimed more for the medical professional than the patient they are still worthwhile having on your bookcase or in your desk drawer as they also include indicators of what possible problems can arise with a stoma, along with symptoms and advice. This, to me, makes them an invaluable set of booklets for all self-caring ostomates and not just for those who receive external help with managing their stoma.
Hard copies of all the leaflets are available for free to our UK readers, and for our international readers SecuriCare have kindly allowed us to host PDF files for many of their booklets which are available for free and immediate download, and you don’t even have to give them your contact details! If the booklet you are interested in is not available on the page in PDF format, please keep checking back as we hope to get some more available in the near future.
You can find Editorial #3 here, and the full link is available below. You can read more on both SecuriCare and CliniMed on their respective pages on Ostomyland (also linked below) and our international readers can get details of which CliniMed products are available in their own country by visiting the Welland Medical website.
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Editorial #3: Building an Ostomy Reference Library…..
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I would like to thank SecuriCare Brand & PR Manager, Amanda Castle, for allowing us to host these download files for our International readers – not all companies would have allowed this – and also for her invaluable help and patience during the writing of this editorial.