If you are a colostomy or have undergone any of three Ostomy procedures (colostomy, urostomy, or ileostomy) , then you may need to use the Ostomy Pouch temporarily or permanently. This article will take you to understand the basic knowledge of Ostomy Pouch, and help you choose the appropriate Ostomy Pouch.
There are two types of Ostomy Pouch: the One-piece Ostomy Pouch and the Two-piece Ostomy Pouch. The One-piece Ostomy Pouch is an appliance that combines a skin barrier (also known as a wafer or floor) with a bag or bag as a single or non-detachable unit. On the other hand, the Two-piece Ostomy Pouch has a separate and detachable skin barrier and Pouch.
The skin barrier is the part of the body that adheres to the skin around the stoma (the area around the stoma) to protect it. The Ostomy Pouch is a place to collect body waste (feces, urine, or secretions) .
1.Ostomy Pouch types.
The One-piece opouch and the Two-piece opouch can be closed or washable. They also come in different styles and colors, and may be opaque or transparent. Some styles of the pocket are flat, convex, moldable, filtered, pre-cut, and washable. As a stoma may be required at any age, the Ostomy Pouch comes in a variety of sizes, including adult and child sizes and variations.
2. Advantages and disadvantages of using Two-piece Ostomy Pouch and One-piece Ostomy Pouch.
(1) the advantages of the One-piece Ostomy Pouch.
A) the One-piece Ostomy Pouch, due to its simple design and lower profile, lies flat on the skin and is less conspicuous. This makes it more suitable to be worn under fitted clothing.
It can more easily adhere to scars or uneven skin caused by wrinkles, etc. .
B) there is no risk of the device falling apart, which may help you wear it more confidently and safely.
C) only one unit can be applied to the skin and there is no other separate part, which is beneficial for stoma users with dexterity or visual challenges as they may find it easier to use.
D) the One-piece Ostomy Pouch is generally cheaper than the Two-piece Ostomy Pouch.
(2) the disadvantage of One-piece Ostomy Pouch.
A) disassemble the entire device frequently, so replacing the skin barrier each time the bag is changed increases the risk of skin irritation, infection, injury, ulcers and inflammation around the stoma.
B) changing bags can be time-consuming and inconvenient in public restrooms because you must C) make sure the adhesive sticks firmly to the skin and everything is placed correctly. Improper placement can lead to leakage and stoma infection.
D) may rely more on stoma accessories and supplies such as powders, pastes, tape and adhesive removers.
(3) the advantages of the Two-piece Ostomy Pouch.
A) the skin barrier can be used for up to three to four days to reduce the risk of skin irritation around the stoma.
B) you can quickly and easily replace or discharge the bag with the skin barrier in place, making it the perfect bag for a stoma on the go.
C) using this bagging system gives you more flexibility because you can match your luggage to your activities. For example, you might want a small bag for a swim or an intimate moment, then switch to a larger bag at work or at night.
(4) the disadvantages of the Two-piece Ostomy Pouch.
A) two-piece bags may be heavier due to separate parts.
B) there is a risk of leakage if the bag is separated from the skin barrier.
C) leakage may be more difficult to notice because the skin barrier is only replaced after a few days.
D) this type of bagging system can usually be more expensive.
3. Ostomy Pouch.
Choosing which type of opouch to use will depend on your lifestyle, stoma output, needs, and preferences. Like most Ostomy pouches, you may want to try several types of Ostomy Pouch before deciding which one suits you. In this way, you will learn firsthand how comfortable and convenient each type of bag is for you.
Of course, apart from conducting their own research and testing a variety of ostomy bags and supplies, medical professionals are the most reliable people.
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