How to Ensure a More Secure Adhesion of the Ostomy Pouch?



To ensure that the ostomy pouch is securely attached, preventing leaks or detachment, you should follow these steps:

  1. Prepare the Skin: Before attaching, make sure the skin around the stoma is clean, dry, and free from oils. You can gently cleanse the skin with warm water and mild soap, then pat it dry.

  2. Choose the Right Pouch: Ensure that you select a pouch that is suitable for your type of stoma and body shape. Different ostomy pouches come with various attachments and adhesive systems, so choosing the correct model is crucial.

  3. Measure and Cut: If your pouch requires trimming to fit your stoma, be sure to cut it according to the manufacturer's instructions to ensure the hole aligns accurately with the stoma.


  4. Prepare the Pouch: Before use, make sure you have opened or activated the adhesive system on the pouch according to the manufacturer's instructions.

  5. Proper Placement: Carefully position the pouch around the stoma, ensuring that the hole aligns perfectly with the stoma. Avoid overstretching or pulling on the pouch to prevent adhesive failure.

  6. Press Firmly: Gently but evenly press the pouch to ensure it adheres completely to the skin. You can use your fingers or a soft gauze, but avoid excessive pressure to prevent skin damage.

  7. Apply Heat: Some ostomy pouch adhesive systems may benefit from being slightly warmed by your palm. This can assist with adhesion.

  8. Allow to Set: Before using the pouch, wait for a moment to ensure that the adhesive system has firmly set. Follow the manufacturer's recommendations, usually requiring a few minutes.

  9. Avoid Moisture and Oils: During use, avoid soaking the pouch in water or coming into contact with oils, as this can help maintain a strong adhesive bond.

  10. Regular Checks: Periodically inspect the pouch's adhesion to ensure it hasn't loosened or worn. If you notice any issues, replace the pouch promptly.

Please note that everyone's physiology and stoma conditions are different, so some experimentation may be needed to find the best adhesion method for you. If you're uncertain about how to attach the ostomy pouch or have any concerns, we recommend consulting your healthcare professional or the KONWEDA medical team, We can provide you with personalized advice to help you adapt to your new lifestyle and ensure the health and comfort of your pouch.

The KONWEDA medical team is here to support you every step of the way, ensuring that your pouch remains secure and leak-free.

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