Comfort Medical provides an extensive selection
What we offer
We provide the latest styles and technological advances in colostomy, ileostomy, and urostomy pouches. The two main types of pouches are closed and drainable pouches. Some pouches include charcoal filters that prevent gas from building up by allowing the gas to escape without any accompanying odor. Some pouches are available in clear or beige options and may have a soft cover panel to minimize the sound of rustling under clothes. These panels will increase comfort while promoting discretion. Drainable pouches are available with either a clamp or integrated self-locking closure system.
Comfort offers a variety of ostomy accessories to ensure the comfort and security of our ostomy patients. Our mission is to help our patients lead happier, healthier lives, so we offer a wide range of accessories to assist in any ostomy routine. These include: barrier rings, paste, stoma powder, barrier strips, skin protective wipes, adhesive remover wipes, lubricating deodorant, belts, etc.
We offer name brand catheter and ostomy products featuring the latest technology on the market. Some of the ostomy supplies we offer are manufactured by:
Types of ostomies
A colostomy is a surgically created opening into the colon through the abdomen. Its purpose is to allow the stool to bypass a diseased or damaged part of the colon. The output from a colostomy includes liquid or formed stool (or somewhere in between), gas, and odor.
An ileostomy is a surgically created opening into the small intestine through the abdomen. With an ileostomy, a section of the small intestine and large intestine (colon) have been removed or bypassed. The output from an ileostomy after surgery is generally a steady liquid type of drainage. Over time though the stool will become thicker and more paste-like.
A urostomy is a surgically created opening to drain urine. A urostomy allows urine to flow out of the body after the bladder has been removed or bypassed. The output from a urostomy is urine and possibly some mucus.
Use our guides
An ostomy is a surgical procedure that creates an opening in the body designed to discharge body wastes. The opening that is created is referred to as a stoma.
Not at all; there are no nerve endings in the stoma, so it will not hurt when touched. It is important to take good care of the skin around the stoma, and it is recommended to cleanse the area with warm water.
No, warm water and a clean washcloth is sufficient. If you prefer, you can use a very mild soap to help clean the area. It is recommended to use a soft washcloth or paper towel that will not leave fibers on the skin. Ensure the soap you use does not contain glycerins, moisturizers, oils, or deodorants, as these can cause irritation or prevent the barrier from adhering properly. Your Wound, Ostomy, Continence (WOC) Nurse will also guide you through the best practices to help keep your stoma clean and healthy.
An ostomy pouching system includes a barrier that adheres to the abdomen and a pouch that is designed to collect body wastes through a central hole that covers the stoma.
You will need pouches, barriers (if using a two-piece system), soft paper towels, accessories (if needed), scissors (if using a cut-to-fit system), a stoma guide, and a sealable plastic bag (to discard pouch, if necessary). Make sure you bring enough supplies for the duration of your trip.
Prepare everything you need before you start and wash your hands. Then, follow these basic steps:
– Gently remove the old barrier from top to bottom using a push and pull technique
– Clean the stoma and surrounding skin with warm water and washcloth.
– Dry the area thoroughly.
– Examine the skin around your stoma for any signs of irritation (redness or sore spots). Call your healthcare provider or WOC nurse if you see any skin problems.
– Measure the stoma for your new pouching system with a stoma measuring guide.
– Cut the barrier to ensure the skin next to the stoma is covered.
– Warm the barrier between your hands for one to two minutes to ensure proper adhesion to your skin. Apply new pouching system around the stoma, smooth out any wrinkles, and hold in place for at least 2-3 minutes to allow time for the barrier to adhere to the skin properly. Applying gentle pressure helps the barrier adhere to your skin to create a good seal and fit.
Prior to use, refer to the product ‘Instructions for Use’ for intended use and relevant safety information.