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OSTO-EZ- Vent

Wed Mar 02, 2022 7:27 am
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Has anyone tried using these devices? The Osto-EX-Vent made by KEM ENTERPRISES?

it looks like it helps to release the ballooning that many of us have issues with. It attaches to and ostomy pouch with a gas valve and for an ostomy product is honestly quite reasonably priced.

this is them and what they look like.

https://www.vitalitymedical.com/kem-enterprises-osto-ez-vent.html


Wed Mar 02, 2022 8:00 am

Good morning Paul, I have not tried them yet. I was thinking of it though. I will wait for your review now. 😊

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Wed Mar 02, 2022 9:09 am


Anonymous wrote:

Good morning Paul, I have not tried them yet. I was thinking of it though. I will wait for your review now. 😊

I have no idea yet how to order supplies or from who yet. I have the info and an in home once a week stoma nurse, I'm hoping she will help me out and guide me through the insurance and ordering process.

Meanwhile, I have absolutely ZERO patience for these kinds of things so I went on ebay and got them for $1.50 us each, 10 pack, that should be about 5 weeks worth. I'll take that deal. Seller has excellent free shipping speeds.

I should have them early next week and will try and figure out how to use them first then I'll get to effectiveness and if it's worth it. Just trying it is worth it to me, had to burp my pouch a lot last night and that's getting old quick.


Wed Mar 02, 2022 9:14 am


Abefroman1969 wrote:

I have no idea yet how to order supplies or from who yet. I have the info and an in home once a week stoma nurse, I'm hoping she will help me out and guide me through the insurance and ordering pro...

I hope they work for you! I've woke up before with a big balloon on my tummy too! Yikes! 😬😄

Wed Mar 02, 2022 9:47 am

Yes. I use them. They work great! A little trick mount it as high as possible on your pouch and off center of your ostomy, it helps them not to clog as much, but the clogging only happens when I get past day 5 of wearing my pouch.


Wed Mar 02, 2022 9:57 am


Cplumber wrote:

Yes. I use them. They work great! A little trick mount it as high as possible on your pouch and off center of your ostomy, it helps them not to clog as much, but the clogging only happens when I ge...

Thanks good to know.

Wed Mar 02, 2022 10:30 am


Cplumber wrote:

Yes. I use them. They work great! A little trick mount it as high as possible on your pouch and off center of your ostomy, it helps them not to clog as much, but the clogging only happens when I ge...

Does insurance cover the cost normally? Or is this an out of pocket expense?

Thu Mar 03, 2022 3:33 am

I've been using them for a couple of years and find they work well for releasing gas buildup. Much more convenient and faster than removing the clip and doing it that way. I have medicare and they pay for them. The only thing is it takes a tiny bit of preparation to apply them to a pouch. The manufacturer says to wipe the area of the pouch you'll apply it to with 91% isopropyl alcohol in order to kind of remove the shine from the material so they will stick better. I also use a hair dryer to heat them up a little to make them stick better. The manufacturer also suggests that after applying to the pouch to let them sit a day or so before using the pouch. I prepare several at a time to always have a bunch of pouches ready.

Thu Mar 03, 2022 6:27 am


drew400 wrote:

I've been using them for a couple of years and find they work well for releasing gas buildup. Much more convenient and faster than removing the clip and doing it that way. I have medicare and they ...

Thanks Drew,

how did you know I was gonna ignore the directions? 
I really appreciate the walk through, I can see I would have messed it up. I'll be taking your advice!

Thu Mar 03, 2022 7:48 am


drew400 wrote:

I've been using them for a couple of years and find they work well for releasing gas buildup. Much more convenient and faster than removing the clip and doing it that way. I have medicare and they ...

I'm also in MA, I live on the south shore about 5 miles from the rock! 

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