Ostomy Page Table
Flexible wafers are among the best fit & function. The key is flexible; They are comfortable and secure. Removal requires a "Remover Wipe" to break down the adhesives and save your skin.
Some Barriers require a Ring to help seal. A full Ring is merely stretched to fit around the stoma cut-out. This Ring is available as 2mm or 4mm thickness, it's stretchable, compressible, and both the same price.
Flesh around your stoma can have soft, tender section(s) where little pressure can leak under the barrier. The barrier can miss a uniform seal if this occurs, and a segment of Ring can fill that space.
 Optional Ring for a Barrier
 Tape**
Border

   Lift the Clear Cover
Stretch Ring / Segment to Align with Cut-Out
Replace the Clear Cover.

If it's a Segment (red)
FLATTEN DOWN its STEPPED EDGEs 
 Hollister#8925
  Flat FlexWear
  Pre-Cut 1"
Ring options:
2 or 4mm thick,
segment or full

You can use just a section of the Ring and flatten its thick edge "steps" by smoothing it through the clear cover.
Never let a gap or crease lead back to the stoma.
Viewing
Cover
  • Preheat The Tool in Hot Water
  • Shower Option Now
  • Apply Powder on any irritation (Option)
  • Apply Skin Barrier Film Wipe (Option)
  • Dry stoma with tissue Keep Its Surface Dry
  • BEWARE Stoma Mucus  Reduces Adhesion
  • Attach barrier to skin
  • Be sure stoma is  centered
  • Apply Heated Tool  @ stoma
  • Press Tool toward body.
  • Hold STILL & FIRM for 30+ seconds.
  • Attach  Tape** Border Edges

*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 fluids.
For installing the ring, a heated Tool is very beneficial. The thicker ring needs more heat or longer time pressed.

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

The pH level of ileostomy fluid makes sealing the stoma crucial. About the first minute of application needs constant, uniform pressure, and here's The Tool for that.
The Tool This can help the seal last 3× longer than hand pressing, with or without a Ring. It applies even pressure on Barrier around stoma, and it can be heated also.
 
Sized to clear
the stoma
 1-5/16"
PVC Sched-40 1-1/2"×1" reducing bushing, threadless with flange.  D-2466A  437-211
Home Depot



Patrick Mullins
2018

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