Why choose Hollister Extended Wear Convex Skin Barrier?
- Durable and offers high resistance to erosion
- Has an integrated floating flange, which allows fingers to be placed under the flange, to help minimize pressure on the abdomen when attaching a pouch
- Comes with tape border
- Flextend is an extended wear, synthetic skin barrier, which is designed to be the most resistant to discharge
- Designed to be used with any New Image ostomy pouch, drainable, closed, or urostomy pouch with same flange size
- Allows the user to cut the skin barrier opening to the size and shape of the stoma
- To help user select compatible New Image components, every box label is color-coded. First, select the proper skin barrier; then select a matching color-coded pouch (red skin barrier box label is compatible to red pouch box label)
- Green - 1-3/4" (44mm)
- Red - 2-1/4" (57mm)
- Blue - 2-3/4" (70mm)
- Yellow - 4" (102mm)
Note: Do not use Skin Gel Wipes (7917) or other brands of skin preps with Flextend skin barrier
What to buy with Hollister New Image Flextend Skin Barrier
How to use Hollister Two-Piece Convex Ostomy Skin Barrier?
Gather pouch, skin barrier, disposal bag, tissue and/or cloth for cleaning, and water. Optional: scissor, pen, measuring guide, and/or ostomy accessories.
- Remove Used Pouching System:
- Carefully lift an edge of the adhesive and peel downward, gently pushing the skin away from the skin barrier.
- Properly dispose of the used pouch and skin barrier.
- Do not flush down the toilet.
- Clean and Dry Skin:
- Clean the skin with water or with a gentle soap as recommended by your healthcare professional.Rinse and dry thoroughly.
- Do not use oils, powder, lotion, or lotion type soaps on the skin.
- Prepare the Skin Barrier and Pouch:
- Measure the stoma using a stoma measuring guide before every barrier application.
- Trace the determined barrier size opening onto the skin barrier.The skin barrier should fit where the skin and stoma meet.
- Verify that no skin is showing between the skin barrier and the stoma to help prevent leakage and skin irritation.
- Using small curved scissors, carefully cut an opening in the skin barrier to match the pattern.
- Do not cut beyond the line on the release liner.
- Remove the release liner from the skin barrier.
- Apply the New Pouching System:
- Center the skin barrier opening over the stoma in a diamond shape.
- For tape bordered barriers, remove the backing paper on both sides and press adhesive against the skin.
- Apply gentle pressure to the skin barrier for about a minute for best adhesion.
- Attach the pouch to the skin barrier by engaging the lower edges of the pouch flange and the skin barrier flange. Press the two flanges together. A series of “clicks” will confirm you are doing it correctly. No more “clicks” means the pouch is secured.
- Close bottom of pouch. If using a drainable pouch, close the Lock ’n Roll micro seal closure at the bottom of the pouch or apply a pouch clamp. Refer to the Lock ’n Roll Microseal Closure Care Tip for more information on how to use this closure system.
- If using a urostomy pouch, make sure the drain valve is closed. The teardrop on the drain valve should face the body side of the pouch. If desired, apply the cap provided in the box.
How to care for Hollister New Image Skin Barrier?
- If using a barrier ring or paste, apply it to the sticky side of the skin barrier next to the stoma opening as directed
- The skin around your stoma should not show any signs of rash or sores
- Irritated skin should be evaluated by a healthcare professional
- The stoma will probably be swollen after surgery.
- It may take several weeks or months for the stoma to shrink to its permanent size
- The stoma may bleed slightly when you clean it
- The use of skin protective wipes are not recommended under extended wear skin barriers as they may decrease wear time
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