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Ostomy care accessories are designed to enhance performance and comfort of an ostomy pouching system.
This requires the wearing of a prosthetic device or ostomy pouching system, often referred to as the dreaded "bag.
Ostomy pouching system (also called a bag) is a medical device prosthetic that provides means for the collection of waste from a surgically diverted biological system (colon, ileum, urinary) and the creation of a stoma.
If appropriate, the teaching session may allow the patient to visualize an ostomy pouching system.
The patient should exit the operating room with an ostomy pouching system on the stoma.
Choosing a patient's ostomy pouching system will depend on some of the information that was gathered preoperatively.
Factors to consider during selection of an ostomy pouching system include the type of ostomy, type of effluent, size and shape of the stoma, and presence of abdominal contours and/or skin folds.