Concerning about Colostomy Bag Covers

Whether you have an ostomy or a loved one who does, there is a lot to learn. When you first start caring for your ostomy, it can be overwhelming to say the least. Your nurses and physicians will use words that you might not be familiar with. They can make references to things you’ve never seen before and can’t imagine. To familiarise you with some of the supplies, I’ve listed some very basic ostomy terms. Don’t be afraid to ask questions and be patient with yourself. These are just a few of the terms you’ll come across; there are plenty more. I strongly recommend the United Ostomy Association of America’s guide for new ostomates. Our website provides info about Colostomy Bag Covers.
The skin layer and the pouch are also part of the pouching system. A one-piece ostomy system or a two-piece ostomy system are both options. A pouching system is required for a colostomy, ileostomy, or urostomy. Pouch: This pouch collects stoma output and is worn on the side of the body. Drainable and closed pouches are available. The skin barrier would be integrated into a one-piece ostomy pouch. The skin barrier will not be attached to a two-piece ostomy pouch, so you will need to purchase it separately. Often referred to as an ostomy pocket.
The portion of the ostomy pouching device that fits directly around the stoma is called the skin barrier. Keeps the ostomy pouch in place while protecting the skin from output. Wafers and flanges are other names for skin barriers.
Convexity Skin Barrier: Used to help the stoma empty into the ostomy pouch by pushing the peristomal skin down and allowing the stoma to enter the inside of the pouch effectively for flush, flat, or retracted stomas. Convex barriers or inserts have a bell-shaped curve that can help rough skin seal completely around the ostomy pouch. Filter: Allows gas to escape from the pouch while also aiding in odour absorption. There are a lot of models to choose from.