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Ostomy Leak Prevention - The Equalizer Help To Prevent Ostomy Leaks

The Equalizer by Stomaplex helps to prevent ostomy leaks by improving the bond of the ostomy skin barrier to the skin.

I was excited to learn that Stomaplex is a new company with innovative products. In addition to the Stoma-Guards, the Stomaplex Equalizer is another one of their designs. The Equalizer helps to secure the application of the flange/barrier to the skin. Utilize it to apply equal pressure around the stoma-skin junction, seating the flange/barrier. This will help to prevent leakage at that critical intersection. The Equalizer is available in a variety of sizes and they are soft and flexible, allowing for contouring around even oval or irregular stomas, and they are completely washable and reusable.

- Pearl R. Harmany, BSN, RN, CWOCN.

Ostomy Belt for ostomy stoma protection and the equalizer for ostomy leak prevention.

The Equalizer by Stomaplex helps to prevent ostomy leaks by improving the bond of the ostomy skin barrier to the skin.

The Equalizer by Stomaplex helps to prevent ostomy leaks by improving the bond of the ostomy skin barrier to the skin.

The Equalizer by Stomaplex helps to prevent ostomy leaks by improving the bond of the ostomy skin barrier to the skin.

The Equalizer by Stomaplex helps to prevent ostomy leaks by improving the bond of the ostomy skin barrier to the skin.

Ostomy Leak Prevention -

Prevent Ostomy Leaks with Stomaplex Equalizer

The Stomaplex Equalizer is a simple tool to help improve the bond between the ostomy wafer and the patients skin. Use the Stomaplex Equalizer for about 10 - 20 seconds when you freshly change the ostomy skin barrier and ostomy bag. The Stomaplex Equalizer allows you to apply an even and equal amount of pressure in a shape of a ring all the same time.

Stomaplex offers two tools to help with both ostomy leak prevention and ostomy protection.

These topics are the top two we worry about when we have an ostomy stoma (e.g., a colostomy, an ileostomy or an urostomy).

These topics are the top two we worry about when we have an ostomy stoma (e.g., a colostomy, an ileostomy or an urostomy).

To ensure complete ostomy leak prevention, you need a good bond between the wafer of your ostomy appliance and your skin. Just like any time you are trying to adhere one thing to another, you will want to follow these steps.

1) Surface Prep. (Skin):

Make sure your skin is clean and dry. I do not recommend using a moisturizer-based soap but instead a pure soap like Ivory. If you have belly hair, I would advise that you shave it off, but be careful not to nick the stoma.

2) Surface prep. (Ostomy Appliance):

I recommend that you warm the surface of the wafer before applying it to your skin. You can do this by having someone in your family place it next to their body (like under their armpit) or you can do what I do: set it on top of a lamp with a metal plate above it so the heat of the lamp travels into the wafer. This will soften the adhesive of the wafer and make it more sticky so it will have maximum adhesion. When you remove the paper backing, be sure not to touch the adhesive with your fingers.

3) Pressure on Ostomy Appliance:

After you apply the ostomy wafer, apply pressure to the outer ring around the stoma. Pressure is the key factor whenever you talk about adhesion. When I was in the hospital being trained on this, my Wound Ostomy Nurse recommended that I use my finger and go around the stoma applying pressure to the wafer to make a good bond. However, my fingers are too big, and the blunt, round end of my finger didn't make much positive contact with the wafer. In addition, the contact was only at one point at any given time. This is where the stomaplex Equalizer comes in to play.

With the equalizer you can apply pressure all the way around the stoma equally and at the same moment in time. By doing this, you will get better adhesion, guaranteed.

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Stoma leakage under the ostomy wafer can breakdown the skin near the stoma causing great pain and sores. These sores on the skin near the stoma will make it more difficult to get a good bond. The best way to avoid getting sores on the skin near the ostomy stoma is to use the Equalizer from Stomaplex. The Equalizer will apply pressure in a circular shape at the same time ensuring a proper bond between the skin and the ostomy appliance.

Find the correct size of the Equalizer that will fit around the stoma. This helps prevent leaks when you have the correct size. Find the correct size of the Equalizer that will fit around the stoma. This helps prevent leaks when you have the correct size.
 Prepare the ostomy skin barrier and your skin to make a new clean and easy ostomy bag change. Prepare the ostomy skin barrier and your skin to make a new clean and easy ostomy bag change.
 Apply pressure from the Equalizer around the stoma. The pressure will help improve the bond of the ostomy skin barrier to your skin. Hold the Equalizer down for 10 to 20 seconds. Apply pressure from the Equalizer around the stoma. The pressure will help improve the bond of the ostomy skin barrier to your skin. Hold the Equalizer down for 10 to 20 seconds.
Now that the ostomy appliance is secured in place. You are good to go! Enjoy your day and be confident that your ostomy will not leak. Now that the ostomy appliance is secured in place. You are good to go! Enjoy your day and be confident that your ostomy will not leak.
 Gather your ostomy skin barrier and your Equalizer by Stomaplex. Make sure you have the correct size to help secure the wafer and prevent ostomy leaks. Gather your ostomy skin barrier and your Equalizer by Stomaplex. Make sure you have the correct size to help secure the wafer and prevent ostomy leaks.
Now that the ostomy skin barrier is applied to the skin and there is space between the flange and the stoma. What is the best way to make it stay secured as you go about your day? Now that the ostomy skin barrier is applied to the skin and there is space between the flange and the stoma. What is the best way to make it stay secured as you go about your day?
 You can alway press in the ostomy wafer with your finger, but has limited affect. It would be better if she could apply even and equal pressure on the skin barrier at the same time. You can alway press in the ostomy wafer with your finger, but has limited affect. It would be better if she could apply even and equal pressure on the skin barrier at the same time.
 Use the Equalizer for 10 to 20 second. Just press and hold before you apply the bag to the wafer. The ostomy skin barrier is now well adhered to the skin and be confident that you will get more time between ostomy changes. Use the Equalizer for 10 to 20 second. Just press and hold before you apply the bag to the wafer. The ostomy skin barrier is now well adhered to the skin and be confident that you will get more time between ostomy changes.