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Ostomy pouch, closed; with barrier attached (1 piece), each

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Name of the Procedure:

Ostomy Pouch with Barrier, Closed (1-Piece)


An ostomy pouch with a barrier is a medical device used to manage waste for patients with an ostomy. This 1-piece closed pouch system is applied to the stoma to collect bodily waste. The barrier, which is attached to the pouch, adheres to the skin, providing protection and security.


  • Medical Conditions: Used for patients with an ostomy due to conditions like colorectal cancer, diverticulitis, Crohn's disease, or traumatic injury.
  • Goals: To provide a secure and hygienic way to collect waste from a stoma, ensuring patient comfort and skin protection.


  • Symptoms: Chronic bowel or bladder dysfunction leading to the creation of a stoma.
  • Patient Criteria: Appropriate for patients requiring a simple, low-maintenance solution for waste collection post-ostomy surgery.


  • Pre-Procedure Instructions: No fasting or medication adjustments typically required.
  • Diagnostic Tests: Routine checkup and stoma site assessment.

Procedure Description

  1. Preparation: Clean the stoma area with mild soap and water, ensuring it's dry before application.
  2. Application: Remove the backing from the adhesive barrier.
  3. Placement: Position the barrier directly onto the skin around the stoma.
  4. Sealing: Press down evenly to ensure a secure fit and avoid leaks.

Tools and Equipment: Closed ostomy pouch with adhesive barrier, cleaning supplies.


A few minutes to apply; typically changed every 1-3 days, depending on the individual's needs and instructions from a healthcare provider.


Often performed at home by the patient or a caregiver. Training initially provided in a hospital or outpatient clinic.


  • Patients or caregivers
  • Ostomy care nurses for training and troubleshooting

Risks and Complications

  • Common Risks: Skin irritation or allergic reaction to adhesive.
  • Rare Complications: Stoma infection or severe skin damage.

Management: Topical treatments for minor irritations; medical consultation for severe issues.


Provides a reliable method for waste collection, improving the patient's quality of life and enabling normal daily activities soon after application.


  • Post-Procedure Care: Regular monitoring of the stoma and surrounding skin.
  • Expected Recovery Time: Continuous management; immediate improvement in waste management.
  • Restrictions/Follow-up: Regular follow-ups with healthcare providers for stoma care evaluation.


  • Other Treatment Options: 2-piece ostomy systems, reusable pouches.
  • Pros and Cons: 1-piece systems are generally simpler and quicker to apply but might require more frequent changes compared to 2-piece systems.

Patient Experience

  • During the Procedure: Comfort during application due to ease of use.
  • After the Procedure: Patient may initially feel the presence of the pouch but usually gets accustomed. Pain is minimal; any discomfort is managed with topical skin treatments.

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