Changing A One Piece Stoma Bag

Emptying Pouch
  • Wash hands
  • If using a drainable or urostomy bag empty the contents of your stoma bag into the toilet
Spraying Appeel
Applying LBF Spray
  • Gently peel back the flange, applying additional remover if required
  • Remove excess soiling on the stoma and surrounding skin with a dry, non-woven, swab
Measuring Stoma
  • Wash stoma and surrounding area with water and dry thoroughly
  • If necessary, check the size of your stoma using a measuring card
Cutting Pouch
  • If your pouch needs adjusting, cut a hole to the required size using a pair of pouch cutting scissors*
Cleaning Stoma
  • Apply barrier wipe to skin around stoma. Leave for a few seconds until dry. This will not affect pouch adhesion
Removing Stoma Bag Cover
  • Remove the protective cover from the adhesive flange
Attaching Stoma Bag
  • Fit pouch and smooth over the adhesive from the stoma to the edge, ensuring there are no creases that might cause leakage
Stoma Pouch Attached
  • Hold in place with your hand for 30 to 50 seconds as the warmth increases the adhesion to your skin
  • If using a drainable or urostomy pouch make sure the opening or tap is securely closed before applying the new pouch

* Pouch cutting scissors are available free of charge - or a pouch cutting service is available, also free of charge - to registered users of the SecuriCare home delivery service.

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