Ostomy Devices . . . .
. . . with an Ileostomy
Flexible wafers are the best fit that I've tried. A 'flex' type makes our physical activity, or just bending over much easier.
Sealing stoma leakage with the flex type was tricky, and having an ileostomy makes that stoma seal crucial. The first minute of adhesion needs constant, uniform pressure, and moving fingers didn't work well.
Here's a way to apply  uniform pressure around the stoma. That hex flange you see on this Tool helps get the job done. Easily heat the Tool in a coffee cup from hot water faucet, or water in the microwave oven.

Pressing in place is now easy for those 30+ seconds, and that seal lasts 3× longer.

Works with All Brands.

  @ Step 1
Hollister #8925  1"
"Flat FlexWear"
Rear View
Tape** Border = last step
The Tool
Sized to clear
your stoma
Step 1:    Prepare.
This Hollister Viewing Cover needs a firm tug its 1st time.
On back side: Stick Ring* and space fillers under plastic.
Shape & Mold under the plastic.
Step 2:  Attach.
At arrow shown, lift pouch to make a cone for stoma.

Now attach barrier around stoma.
Step 3:  Tool over stoma cone.
BE SURE stoma is centered.
Press Tool toward the wafer without moving, 30+ seconds.

Attach Tape** Border now.
That plastic cover on rear side of the barrier allows attaching and shaping of ring and spacer(s) while covered. Just press and shape to fit. Heating the Tool helps seat the ring after attached.

Generally, just use this Tool in your existing procedure where pressure is applied as instructed.

1-1/2" × 1" PVC schedule 40, Flush Style Pipe Reducer Bushing

*Ring may be optional. It helps seal between stoma and cut-out.  The opening in ring MUST BE slightly smaller than cut-out to avoid trapping liquids.
When using a ring, a heated Tool is very beneficial. Thicker the ring, more heat and/or longer time works better.

**Tape border is the last step.  The separated tape border helps smooth attachment, and it allows applying pressure on the Tool about 20 seconds sooner.

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Patrick Mullins

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