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About the Author: Christine Kijek

Christine Kijek

Christine Kijek is a colorectal nurse at Danbury Hospital in Danbury, CT. She has a wealth of knowledge in this field as well as personal experience. HPFY is thrilled that she has been an active participant in the Ostomy Support Group. Christine lives in Bethel, CT with her husband Ed. Her children are married and live nearby. She has 4 grandchildren and is known as GiGi. Christine enjoys riding motor cycles and spends many hours gardening. She can often be found onboard a Carnival Cruise ship lounging by the pool.

Christine Kijek's Articles

Urinary Incontinence and Excess Weight

Posted on Aug 03, 2021 by Christine Kijek

Studies show that obesity has a positive association with urinary incontinence (UI). Urinary incontinence affects about 50% of middle-aged and older women.

Burns: Types, Severity & Treatment

Posted on Jul 23, 2021 by Christine Kijek

The most common burn injuries are the result of scalds from hot liquid and flame burns. Approximately 80% of these burns occur in the home and 70% of them occur in males. Burns in children younger than 5 years of age account for 20% of yearly burn injuries (Evans, 2016). Managing minor burns in the home fine but burns that cover large surface areas or significant burns that damage deep tissue should be evaluated and treated by a healthcare professional.

Posted in Burns

Minor and Major Problems Ostomates Face

Posted on Jul 22, 2021 by Christine Kijek

Those with stomas can face some challenging events, some minor, some major. The minor episodes can be treated easily while the major incidents may require more serious treatments. Learn to deal with these challenging [email protected]

Posted in Ostomy

Incontinence in the Elderly and the Effects on Caregivers

Posted on Jul 06, 2021 by Christine Kijek

The person experiencing UI is affected by physical, financial and psychosocial levels.Urinary incontinence (UI) is not a part of the aging process

Posted in Incontinence

Life After Closure of a Temporary Stoma

Posted on May 11, 2021 by Christine Kijek

Temporary stomas have negative effects on the quality of life.it greatly affects the life of the patient

Posted in Ostomy

Fecal Incontinence: Managing the Embarrassment

Posted on Apr 27, 2021 by Christine Kijek

Stool Incontinence can cause constipation diarrhea and it is a common problem among peopl

Posted in Incontinence Incontinence Care

Pressure Injuries - Causes, Prevention, And Treatment

Posted on Apr 05, 2021 by Christine Kijek

Pressure ulcers are injuries to the skin and underlying tissue and are most common on bony prominences caused by pressure. Learn more about Pressure Injuries

Posted in Pressure Ulcers

Wound Care Basics

Posted on Mar 19, 2021 by Christine Kijek

The Basic Of wound Care-wound Basic-Hpfy

Living With an Ostomy

Posted on Mar 08, 2021 by Christine Kijek

The journey of an ostomate is challenging. We are faced with fear of the unknown, fear of the changes in our bodies and fear of acceptance.

Posted in Ostomy

Not Just a Colorectal Surgery Nurse - a Patient Too

Posted on Sep 22, 2020 by Christine Kijek

Christine Kijeck a colorectal surgical nurse at Danbury Hospital shared her experiences of dealing with colorectal surgery with the Ostomy Support Group started by HPFY.

Posted in Community