“Prior to wearing STOMAPROTECTOR; because of the constant fear of leaks, I was changing my bag nearly every day to ensure it had a good seal. I now change my bag only every 5/6 days.”
The STOMA PROTECTOR device is designed for people who have a Stoma; which is the result of having had ileostomy, colostomy, or urostomy surgery.
STOMA PROTECTOR has been classified as a Medical Device by the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA), under Class One Medical Devices, Rule One.
There are many products on the market that purport to help protect a stoma. All of the products available are attached to a fixed belt and this has several disadvantages. Firstly, the belt is uncomfortable to wear for any extended period of time, and secondly, the belt is prone to movement; unless it is worn very tight. Movement of the belt can also move the device that protects the stoma, and if it moves any considerable distance, it can dislodge the ostomy pouch, breaking the adhesive seal and leading to a blow-out. None of the available products on the market address the problem of preventing the adhesive flange coming away from the abdomen and causing leaks.
The STOMA PROTECTOR device is designed to solve a number of problems people who have a stoma face on a daily basis.