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COLOSTOMY GLOSSARY
Closed Pouch
A pouch without an opening or a clamp. Quick and easy to discard. It must be removed to be emptied.
Colostomy
An ostomy (surgical opening) created in the colon, part of the large intestine.
ComfortWear (Pouch) Panels
ComfortWear (Pouch) Panels provide a soft cloth between the pouch film and the skin.
Convex Skin Barrier
May be used when the stoma does not protrude from the abdomen. The skin barrier is shaped to press more deeply around the stoma.
Cut-to-Fit Skin Barrier
A skin barrier that can be customized to a needed size and shape. Ideal for stomas that are not round or stomas that are still changing size.
Drainable Pouch
A pouch with an opening at the bottom. An integrated closure system or plasctic clamp is used to keep the pouch closed until it's time to empty it.
Filter
Lets out gas but not odor out of the pouch.
Flange
The plastic ring in a two-piece ostomy system that is used to connect the skin barrier and pouch together.
Flat Skin Barrier
May be used when the stoma does protrude from the abdomen.
Flextend Skin Barrier
Flextend is a synthetic skin barrier which is designed to be durable and the most resistant to liquid discharge. Flextend is an example of an extended wear skin barrier.
FlexWear Skin Barrier
FlexWear is a synthetic skin barrier which is designed to be worn more than one day. FlexWear barrier is more resistant to breakdown than a SoftFlex skin barrier.
Floating Flange
Type of skin barrier flange found exclusively on Hollister two-piece pouching systems that allows to put your fingers under the skin barrier flange while attaching the pouch.
Irrigation
A procedure sometimes used by individuals with a colostomy to control bowel elimination. It is not for everyone with a colostomy and requires special equipment and instruction by a knowledgeable healthcare provider.
Lock ' Roll
Patented system for closing the bottom of drainable pouches. Utilizes plastic interlocking fasteners to create a secure closure. Found on New Image and Premier drainable pouches.
Odor-barrier Pouch
Odor-barrier Pouch is highly resistant in allowing odors to pass through the pouch film. The odor-barrier quality increases confidence when wearing a pouch.
Pre-sized Skin Barrier
A skin barrier that is already cut to the proper size.
SoftFlex Skin Barrier
SoftFlex is a synthetic skin barrier which provides gentle adhesive attachment to the skin. It's designed to limit skin damage with frequent removal and can be changed daily (or more often).
Stoma
A surgically created opening connected to the gastrointestinal or urinary tract. Also known as an ostomy. The stoma is pink and moist and doesn't have feeling.
Wear time
Wear time is the length of time a product can be worn before failure. Wear time varies widely based upon a variety of factors.
ILEOSTOMY GLOSSARY
ComfortWear (Pouch) Panels
ComfortWear (Pouch) Panels provide a soft cloth between the pouch film and the skin.
Convex Skin Barrier
May be used when the stoma does not protrude from the abdomen. The skin barrier is shaped to press more deeply around the stoma.
Drainable Pouch
A pouch with an opening at the bottom. An integrated closure system or plasctic clamp is used to keep the pouch closed until it's time to empty it.
Filter
Lets out gas but not odor out of the pouch.
Flange
The plastic ring in a two-piece ostomy system that is used to connect the skin barrier and pouch together.
Flat Skin Barrier
May be used when the stoma does protrude from the abdomen.
Flextend Skin Barrier
Flextend is a synthetic skin barrier which is designed to be durable and the most resistant to liquid discharge. Flextend is an example of an extended wear skin barrier.
FlexWear Skin Barrier
FlexWear is a synthetic skin barrier which is designed to be worn more than one day. FlexWear barrier is more resistant to breakdown than a SoftFlex skin barrier.
Floating Flange
Type of skin barrier flange found exclusively on Hollister two-piece pouching systems that allows to put your fingers under the skin barrier flange while attaching the pouch.
Ileostomy
A surgically created opening into the last portion of the small intestine.
Odor-barrier Pouch
Odor-barrier Pouch is highly resistant in allowing odors to pass through the pouch film. The odor-barrier quality increases confidence when wearing a pouch.
Stoma
A surgically created opening connected to the gastrointestinal or urinary tract. Also known as an ostomy. The stoma is pink and moist and doesn't have feeling.
Wear time
Wear time is the length of time a product can be worn before failure. Wear time varies widely based upon a variety of factors.
UROSTOMY GLOSSARY
ComfortWear (Pouch) Panels
ComfortWear (Pouch) Panels provide a soft cloth between the pouch film and the skin.
Convex Skin Barrier
May be used when the stoma does not protrude from the abdomen. The skin barrier is shaped to press more deeply around the stoma.
Flange
The plastic ring in a two-piece ostomy system that is used to connect the skin barrier and pouch together.
Flat Skin Barrier
May be used when the stoma does protrude from the abdomen.
Flextend Skin Barrier
Flextend is a synthetic skin barrier which is designed to be durable and the most resistant to liquid discharge. Flextend is an example of an extended wear skin barrier.
Floating Flange
Type of skin barrier flange found exclusively on Hollister two-piece pouching systems that allows to put your fingers under the skin barrier flange while attaching the pouch.
Odor-barrier Pouch
Odor-barrier Pouch is highly resistant in allowing odors to pass through the pouch film. The odor-barrier quality increases confidence when wearing a pouch.
Stoma
A surgically created opening connected to the gastrointestinal or urinary tract. Also known as an ostomy. The stoma is pink and moist and doesn't have feeling.
Urostomy
A surgically created opening into the urinary system; drains urine and sometimes mucus.
Urostomy pouches
Pouches with a drain valve at the bottom so urine can be emptied quickly and easily.
Wear time
Wear time is the length of time a product can be worn before failure. Wear time varies widely based upon a variety of factors.
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