Stoma Prescribing Guidelines

Stoma Prescribing Guidelines

Type Average wear time Average quantity

Colostomy

One-piece closed pouch

Two-piece closed pouch

 

 

Pouch changed 1-3 times a day

Baseplate changed 2-3 times a week

Pouch changed 1-3 times a day

 

30-90 pouches a month

8-12 baseplates a month

30-90 pouches a month

Because colostomates have differing amounts of large bowel, their stomas behave differently and the number of changes they need to make each day, varies enormously. At one end of the scale certain colostomates may manage their stoma by using a drainable pouch while at the other end certain colostomates may be able to irrigate. In between there will be a wide variety of one and two piece appliances and additional products used and a wide variety of changes required each day.

 Additional Products: Barrier cream, skin protector wipes/spray, powders, adhesive remover, washers and pastes, deodrants, retention strips and support garments may be essential for problem solving with stomal complications or to extend wear time and increase confidence. 

The quantities mentioned above are guidelines only. If there are any prescribing concerns please refer to the patient's Stoma Care Nurse for details or an assessment.

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