Basic application of pouching systems

Here are some basic guidelines for applying your pouching system. For complete instructions for use, please refer to the product insert.

ONE-PIECE SYSTEMS

This system type combines both the barrier and pouch into one convenient unit.

  • Clean and dry peristomal skin.
  • Measure your stoma
  • Prepare the skin barrier (for cut-to-fit barriers: using the guidelines, cut an appropriate size).
  • Remove the paper from the adhesive.
  • Place the pouching system over your stoma gently.
  • Press the skin barrier against the skin, paying particular attention to the area closest to the stoma.
  • Smooth onto your skin.
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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.

For complete instructions for use, please refer to the product insert.


TRADITIONAL TWO-PIECE SYSTEMS

This system type is made up of both a barrier and a pouch. The two pieces connect together with a plastic coupling ring.

  • Clean and dry peristomal skin.
  • Measure your stoma
  • Prepare the skin barrier (for cut-to-fit skin barriers, using the guidelines, cut an appropriate size and for mouldable skin barriers: roll the adhesive back to fit your stoma).
  • Remove the paper from the adhesive.
  • Centre the hole over your stoma, on your skin.
  • Press the skin barrier gently against your skin.
  • Align the plastic ring on the pouch with the ring on the skin barrier and press together.
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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 against the skin barrier
and move upward.

TWO-PIECE SYSTEMS WITH ADHESIVE COUPLING TECHNOLOGY™

This system type is made up of both a barrier and a pouch. The two pieces connect together to with a foam adhesive ring and flexible "Landing Zone".

  • Clean and dry peristomal skin.
  • Measure your stoma
  • Prepare the skin barrier (for cut-to-fit barriers, using the guidelines, cut an appropriate size and for mouldable barriers, roll the adhesive back to fit your stoma).
  • Remove the paper from the adhesive.
  • Centre the hole over your stoma, on your skin.
  • Press the skin barrier gently against your skin. Hold for 30 seconds to a minute to secure the barrier to your skin.
  • Align the lower half of the foam adhesive collar on the pouch with the clear "Landing Zone" on the skin barrier. Then roll or slide your fingers over the upper portion of the pouch to secure the two pieces together.
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Remove the white release
paper and centre 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 is smooth
and wrinkle free.


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