For patients living with a stoma, a one-piece ostomy system delivers a more convenient, streamlined experience. A pouch pre-attached to the barrier results in a single-piece system that is secured around the stoma. One-piece pouches are known for a more discreet, lower-profile design, better adhere to uneven surfaces and take less time to attach and remove.
Yet, not all one-piece ostomy pouches are identical. Patients have a choice of two basic types: closed, which are ideal for those with consistent, measured, and typically solid outputs, and drainable, which are designed to be emptied and include a clamp, clip or similar securement feature.
Drainable ostomy pouches are equipped with a similar set of features:
As you explore pouch types, one-piece drainable ostomy systems offer the following advantages: