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What Are 1-Piece Ostomy Bags?

1-Piece Ostomy Bags combine the skin barrier (also known as a flange, wafer or base plate) and the ostomy bag into a single medical appliance. An adhesive around the flange attaches the ostomy bag to the area around your stoma. One Piece Ostomy Bag Systems are more convenient for most ostomy patients. Single Piece Ostomy Bags provide more flexibility, less bulkiness, lower profile, less obtrusiveness, ease of securement and quicker application. One Piece Systems also adhere more securly to scarred or uneven skin. For many the deciding factor for using a 1 Piece Ostomy Bag is reducing the time required to attach a new, clean ostomy bag to the stoma with greater ease of use. This simplifies the process of attaching ostomy bags, but also requires replacing the entire unit when needed. Adhesives create a seal against the body, minimizing leakage and discomfort. 1-Piece Ostomy Bags are available in many different sizes, shapes, and in reusable and disposable styles.

1-Piece Ostomy Bags come in many variations, including transparent, opaque, pre-cut, cut-to-fit, drainable and closed, filtered, non-filtered, with belt tabs or multi-chambered. Transparent ostomy bags are most often used following patient surgery to allow for easy visual inspection.

How to Choose a 1-Piece Bag

There are several different types of 1-piece ostomy bags. Choosing the right 1-piece bag for you will depend upon your lifestyle, frequency of output, stoma style and additional factors. Read about the different 1-piece ostomy pouches we carry and how to choose the right one for you here:

  • Opaque beige ostomy bags are used after an ostomy patient leaves the hospital and prefers a more discreet collection bag.
  • Pre-cut ostomy bags have a hole positioned in the center of the skin barrier, matching the size of the stoma.
  • Cut-to-fit 1-piece ostomy bags allow the pouch to fit most shape and sizes of stomas for greater flexibility and adaptation to the individual patient.
  • 1 Piece Ostomy Bags are available in drainable or closed versions.
  • Drainable Ostomy Bags allow you to drain the contents of the ostomy pouch and continue to use the pouch for collection and storage.
  • Closed Ostomy Bags on the other hand are disposable pouches designed for one-time use.
  • Offering greater ease of use, closed system ostomy bags provide less risk of leaking and less risk of odor.
  • Filtered Ostomy Bags allow patients to bathe, swimm or exercise with a reduced risk of leaking.
  • Ostomy Bags with an integrated filter allows for continuous venting without liquids penetrating inside or outside the pouch.
  • Multi-chambered ostomy bags offers patients a noise reducing option.

What Are Belt Tabs?

Belt tabs provide additional support for ostomy bags to keep them secure against the body.

How to Choose a Belt Tab

You may choose to use an ostomy pouch with a belt tab if you feel that you need extra support and security while wearing your bag. Many pouches have built-in belt tabs that provide extra support and a higher level of security for a completely comfortable user experience. Belt tabs can also aid with support for hernias, prolapsed stomas and bulges.

Select an Ostomy Bag

Select from many top-end manufactures such as ConvaTec, Coloplast, Hollister and Genairex for the best 1 piece ostomy system to fit your lifestyle! More information about an ostomy or stoma can be viewed at the following webpage: Ostomies and Stomas.

1 Piece Ostomy Pouch Patient Applications

  • Store Bodily Waste with Various Sized Pouches for Patient Convenience
  • Create an Air-Tight Seal Against the Body to Hygienically Transfer Waste without Contaminating Surrounding Skin
  • Discretely and Safely Dispose of Bodily Waste