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Introduction to Basics of Ostomy Products

Posted by Fortis Medical Products  on September 13, 2022

If you’re about to undergo an ostomy procedure, then you’ll want to familiarize yourself with how to manage things properly afterward. Modern advancements in ostomy products make this more convenient and allow you to live a normal life. We’ll show you how it’s possible when you use Fortis Medical Products to take care of the stoma site following a colostomy, ileostomy, or urostomy procedure.

The Basics of Ostomy Products

These are basic supplies you’ll need to care for yourself after an ostomy.


This is the most pivotal item for controlling discharge from the stoma. We make these to match any size person without causing skin irritation, discomfort, or impeding normal activities. A well-designed pouch should be unnoticeable to others around you.

How often should you change your ostomy pouches? Most practitioners and pouch makers recommend changing them once they get to about one-third of the way full. It’s risky to let them go beyond half full.

Skin Barriers

A Skin Barrier, aka “wafer,” is the barrier piece between the pouch and your skin. It’s important that we make these non-allergenic and with materials that won’t irritate the skin or stoma. As long as you fasten it tightly, it’ll prevent leakage and won’t bother you at all.

One Piece or Two Piece?

Sometimes the pouch and wafer come together as a one-piece product. Other times, you can assemble them together in a two-piece format. Some users prefer the one-piece design for athletic purposes, whereas the two-piece system is convenient because you leave the skin barrier on while draining the pouch. The choice usually boils down to lifestyle needs and preferences.

Reliable, Comfortable Ostomy Products with Fortis

We sell both the one and two-piece drainable pouches at Fortis Medical Products. Here, we’ve covered the basic supplies, but there are also several other enhancement accessories. We encourage you to look over the rest of our website to learn more about other helpful products like barrier rings, stoma paste, odor eliminators, appliance cleaners, and more.

Hopefully, you’ll consider Fortis Medical Products for all your ostomy-care needs. If you aren’t sure which supplies you prefer, you can always order samples for a trial run. We aim to help you find the best fitting ostomy products that allow you to do everything you could do prior to the procedure. Call us for more information or assistance at 855-550-2600.

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