Here are the general steps to install an ostomy bag:
- Clean the skin around the stoma: Clean the skin around the stoma with water and a mild soap, and dry thoroughly.
- Apply the adhesive ring: Apply the adhesive ring or flange around the stoma, making sure it is securely in place and completely sealed.
- Attach the bag: Take the bag and attach it to the adhesive ring or flange, making sure it is securely fastened.
- Check the seal: Check the seal between the skin and the bag to make sure there are no leaks.
- Empty the bag: As needed, empty the contents of the bag into a toilet or designated container.
- Change the bag: Change the bag as directed by your healthcare provider or according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Typically, bags should be changed every 1 to 4 days, or as needed.
It is important to follow the manufacturer’s instructions and seek the guidance of a healthcare professional to ensure proper installation and use of the ostomy bag.