Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Tools to aid parastomal hernia prevention

  • Dietitians of Canada - BMI Calculator

– Provides calculator to determine BMI and the associated classifications. For more information see:


  • Government of Ontario - Canada’s food guide

– Provides an overview of how to make healthy food choices. For more information see: 


  • Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence Canada

– Provides general advice to minimize the risk of parastomal hernia after surgery, including abdominal exercises following stoma forming:



Clinical Management
Supporting Adults Who Anticipate or Live with an Ostomy
Sample Tools