Changing an Ostomy Pouch

The mission of Sarasota Medical Products is to empower patients to confidently manage their lives. For the past ten years, we have been designing and manufacturing special adhesives and other products for wound care, ostomy, and infection control. If you have recently undergone an ostomy, you may be having some difficulties getting used to the changes. To help you gain more confidence in changing your ostomy pouches, we have put together these tips.

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Be patient with yourself

Undergoing an ostomy is not easy, and you should be patient with yourself as you adjust to the changes. It will take time and practice to adapt and figure out what is the best way for you to change your ostomy pouches. For some, standing up works well, while for others, lying down works better. Be kind to yourself and try to relax as best as you can, and you will get a hang of it in no time.

Do not be afraid to ask for help

We understand that undergoing an ostomy changes your life in significant ways, which can be frustrating and even upsetting for some. Do not be afraid to ask for help from your nurse or other medical professionals. They are there to help you, and they have experience with ostomy pouches, so you can trust their advice.

Change the pouch over a sink

In order to make clean-up easier when changing ostomy pouches, some choose to switch their pouches over the bathroom sink. A shower or tub could also be good options. Have disposable towels and plastic bags handy while changing pouches, and things will be tidier.

Use superior quality products

Using superior quality ostomy pouches and accessories will give you more confidence and comfort in adapting to the lifestyle change. Sarasota Medical Products is proud to work with the Cymed brand for our ostomy products. Cymed’s MicroSkin® is a one-of-a-kind patented ostomy solution that delivers a degree of security and comfort that surpasses all other comparable products available.

Sarasota Medical Products works with both consumers and businesses alike. We are here to help you learn all you need to know about ostomy pouches and accessories. If you have any questions or are interested in using our products, please feel free to reach out at 941-377-1451.