In a one-piece ostomy system, the ostomy pouch and skin barrier are joined together permanently. The pouch collects stool or urine while the skin barrier is placed around the stoma to protect the skin and hold the bag securely. This type is simple to use and easy to apply and remove. A one-piece system also affords great flexibility for ease of movement. We carry a huge variety of products in this category which are sure to meet all your needs. Our range includes one-piece ostomy systems from ConvaTec, Hollister, Cymed, Coloplast, Marlen, Genairex and many other well-known manufacturers.
Many users prefer to use a one-piece ostomy system. Certain benefits are:
One-piece ostomy systems are available in different types and styles. Choosing your ostomy supplies will depend on several factors such as the frequency of output, stoma type, skin type, budget, lifestyle, etc. The correct choice will ensure complete and good care of your ostomy. However, making a choice from the multiple options available is not easy. It is important to understand the different features and options on offer.
A one-piece ostomy system comprises an ostomy bag and adhesive base plate as one inseparable item. The base plate is attached to the skin around the stoma. This base plate is known by several names such as flange, wafer or skin barrier. Choosing the right type of a one-piece ostomy system may be tricky but can be made easy if all its features are clearly understood to help make the right selection.
However, when the pouch of a one-piece ostomy system is full and needs to be changed, then the entire unit has to be removed instead of just the pouch. Repeated removal and application may lead to skin irritation and maceration. It is also inconvenient for those with limited dexterity who find it difficult to apply and remove.
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A one-piece ostomy system combines the skin barrier and pouch into a single unit. The ostomy bag fixes around the stoma through an adhesive flange. It is the most popular ostomy system, being lightweight and easy to manage.
Advantages of a one-piece ostomy system are:
A one-piece ostomy system is one single unit of pouch and skin barrier. When removing this system, the entire unit has to be removed. A two-piece system has the skin barrier separate from the pouch. In this type, first you have to fix the barrier on the skin around the stoma through an adhesive and then fit the ostomy pouch on to the barrier. When removing a two-piece, the pouch has to be removed first and then the barrier.
Start with peeling one corner of the skin barrier. Push the skin down and pull the barrier up. You can also use an adhesive remover like a wet paper towel soaked in warm water. Dispose of the old pouch into a plastic bag. A closure clip may be kept aside for reuse later.