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pouching system

When and how do I empty the pouch?
September 30, 2011 : : 0 comments

Emptying your urostomy pouch is best done when it’s around a third to a half full. You can do it even more often if you prefer – it’s a personal choice –…

What is involved in changing the pouching system?
September 30, 2011 : : 0 comments

Changing the pouching system varies from person to person. The frequency depends on a multitude of factors, including what type of system you’re using, how active you are and your body’s natural…

When do I need to contact my stomal therapy nurse?
September 30, 2011 : : 0 comments

You should call your nurse in the following circumstances:

• You experience any signs or symptoms of a urinary tract infection
• You experience a rash around the stoma, or very red and open skin.
• The appearance or…

How frequently should I change the bag?
September 30, 2011 : : 0 comments

Emptying your bag is best done when it’s around a third to a half full. You can do it even more often if you prefer – it’s a personal choice – but…

How should I clean the outlet of my bag?
September 30, 2011 : : 0 comments

Once emptied, clean the outlet of your bag with toilet paper or a moistened paper towel. If required, you can rinse it with clean water.

What types of pouching systems are available?
September 30, 2011 : : 0 comments

There are two types of pouching systems available – one piece and two piece. Which type you choose to use depends on a number of issues. One piece pouching systems are…

What types of baseplates could I use?
September 30, 2011 : : 0 comments

The baseplate is the part of the pouching system that both keeps the pouch in place and protects your skin from the products that exit via the stoma. They come in two…

Is there any other advice for applying the pouching system?
September 30, 2011 : : 0 comments

It’s all about taking your time. Don’t worry if at first it seems to take forever – as you become more used to it you’ll get quicker, and eventually it will become…

So many choices. How do I decide?
September 30, 2011 : : 0 comments

Always remember that there is no right or wrong choice about which pouching system to use. Many people try out different systems and different supplies to find the system that works best…

What is pancaking and how can I address it?
September 30, 2011 : : 0 comments

Pancaking happens when the faeces collects at the top of the stoma or top of the bag instead of dropping into the pouch. This can happen because the sides of the pouch…

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