Here are some basic guidelines for applying your pouching system. For complete instructions, please refer to the product insert or talk to your ostomy nurse.
This system type combines both the barrier and pouch into one convenient unit.
Remove the release paper from the skin barrier.
Place the pouching system gently in position over the stoma. Press the skin barrier against the skin, paying particular attention to the area closest to the stoma.
During application, maintain slight pressure on the skin barrier for 30 seconds to a minute.
This system is made up of both a barrier and a pouch. The two pieces connect together with a plastic coupling ring.
Place the skin barrier gently over the stoma and press it firmly against the skin with attention to the area closest to the stoma.
Position the flange on the pouch over the skin barrier flange. Gently press the bottom of the pouch flange gainst the skin barrier and move upward.
This system type is made up of both a barrier and a pouch. The two pieces connect together with a foam adhesive ring and flexible "Landing Zone."
Remove the white release paper and center the hole over the stoma.
Fold the adhesive ring, apply the lower half to the bottom of the landing zone, then roll or slide the fingers to secure the pouch.
Run a finger around the pouch to make sure it's smooth and wrinkle free.