WOUND CARE NURSE

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Nini4

Hello all,

I am seeing a  WOC tomorrow as I am having issues with bags and adhesion( Don't we all at some point?)

I am taking all the different bags and the wafer, flange I have.

For those who see a WOC,Are there any questions you recommend I ask? 

Thanks in advance!

crappycolondiaries

Be very clear with what the issues are that you want to see resolved especially if it’s not something easy to see. Don’t be afraid to push for a sample of a different brand. 

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Nini4
Reply to crappycolondiaries

Hi!

I have a list of questions going.  I have requested samples of a few brands.  Right now, I am having issues with Coloplast.I also use Hollister, but they are so long, and I'm so short. 🤣

Beachboy

Howdy Nini4.

Hollister has shorter bags avaliable.  I'm a small person too.  I have their short bags that snap onto my wafer.  Great for when I'm out shopping or going to dinner.  At home I wear the regular long bags.  Talk with your medical supply company about the short bags.

Nini4

Thank you. I will make a note to call them.  At home I don't mind them, but yes being out is a nuisance.

 
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Cplumber

Don’t hesitate to remove your pouch to show exactly what’s going on. So bring what you need if you do.   Don’t rush things 

DexieB
Reply to Nini4

Yes exactly what Beachboy said....Hollister makes a shorter one.  I wear the shorter 'closed' bags at work because they don't stick out at the bottom of my shirt and are easier to change while working, and on the weekends I wear the longer drainable bags. I'm 5'2 so I can relate 100%!

Nini4

Thank you!

Nini4
Reply to Cplumber

Thank you. I have all my supplies with me. I imagine she will want to remove.  

AlexT
Reply to Nini4

Hollister makes little kid bags that might be better for your size. 

AlexT
Reply to Nini4

If she doesn’t, require her to so she can see. Also, go thru all your steps of how you change your stuff and what you use exactly. One little change that you don’t think is important could be the exact thing that is responsible for your issues. 

Nini4

Thank you. I will make sure to cover all this. 

crappycolondiaries
Reply to Nini4

I’m petite too. These worked well for my height (only ostomy system out of 8 my skin didn’t have a reaction to - companies don’t tell patients/providers what adhesives and dyes they use) Kinda hard to tell on the picture, but the second one that shows the backside has an extra little ‘pocket’ (idk what to call it) that you can tuck a little more into to make it just a little shorter which can make a difference. Some other short women may have totally different opinions on this but a 2 piece system was too bulky for me and we found they used a different adhesive b/c of the two pieces (assuming to make it stronger) that my skin decided to hate anyways. A one piece has a slimmer profile imo, but definitely to each his/her own on that. ☺️

Nini4
Reply to crappycolondiaries

Thank you! I tried a one piece of that brand. I liked it, but had trouble with adhesion. Part of that could be I was trying to learn how to do all this with a wound vac pump right next to my stoma site, making it difficult.  

The pump is gone, so now I just have to learn what works.  

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