The STOMAPROTECTOR Cover is designed to protect the Stoma from pressure and impact; in particular, while wearing garments that have a waist band, i.e., trousers and skirts. It also offers protection in work situations, while participating in sporting or leisure activities, or any other situation where a person with a Stoma feels they might come into contact with a person or object that might impact on their Stoma. It is particularly effective with car and airplane seat belts.
It does not require a fixed belt to keep it in position but uses the construction of the stoma/ostomy bag and the wearer’s underwear or an elasticised waistband to keep it in place. This makes it easier for the wearer to use and the stoma/ostomy bag can even be emptied without taking off the whole device.
It is made from a lightweight plastic material and is ergonomically designed to fit comfortably on the abdomen. It is designed with an elevated channel that allows space for the stoma to operate effectively; allowing the faecal matter to enter the stoma/ostomy bag without obstruction.
STOMA PROTECTOR has been classified as a Medical Device by the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA), under Class One Medical Devices, Rule One.
Prevents leaks from the adhesive flange of the ostomy bag.
The unique and patented construction of the STOMAPROTECTOR Baseplate is engineered to exert a constant and gentle pressure on the adhesive flange of the stoma/ostomy bag. During the normal course of day-to-day living the wearer walks, sits, bends, etc., which can reduce or loosen the adhesion of the adhesive flange. The Baseplate is designed to prevent this problem under normal circumstances.
It is constructed from soft flexible materials which makes it comfortable to wear for long periods of time. It has a high degree of flexibility to allow it to move in conjunction with normal body movements, e.g., sitting, bending, moving, etc. It is covered with a skin-friendly material to ensure the highest skincare and hygiene standards.
Because the STOMAPROTECTOR is continually exerting a gentle pressure on the adhesive flange of the stoma/ostomy bag it maintains a better seal for a longer period of time. This reduces the number of times the bag needs to be changed which can result in healthier skin.
Another important benefit is; because of the better seal, and the constant pressure exerted on it, it lessens the panic to find a toilet to empty the bag when it reaches the recommended 1/3 full.
”Pancaking” (or pattycaking” as it is called in the US) is one of the issues that causes ostomates major stress. It occurs when the faecal matter sits on or around the stoma and fails to drop into the stoma/ostomy bag. As more faecal matter comes out there is nowhere for it to go so it can push its way under the adhesive flange of the bag causing a major leak.
To help prevent this happening, the back of the Patented STOMAPROTECTOR Cover has a unique “keyhole” shaped plate. This “keyhole” shape fits over the Stoma and is designed to prevent the faecal matter from congregating around the stoma. It channels the faecal matter directly downwards; minimising the presence near the adhesive flange and hence helps prevent leakage and blowout.
STOMAPROTECTOR also comes with a separate “keyhole” shaped plate.
When protection of the Stoma is not a priority; but protection from leakage and pancaking is, the “keyhole” plate can be worn instead of the Cover. For example; for females wearing dresses, tops etc., or for males wearing casual clothes like t-suit bottoms, the “keyhole” plate can be worn instead of the Cover. The “keyhole” plate is similar to the back of the Cover but, without the elevated section.
Some people feel the elevated section of the Cover protrudes a little too much, particularly under some types of clothing. The “keyhole” will offer the same features as the cover, i.e., prevention of leaks from the adhesive flange of the bag, and helping to prevent pancaking, but, without the protrusion.