This Hollister skin barrier and flange has proven to be a popular ostomy item on TotalHomeCareSupplies.com, so we thought we’d take a moment to look at this product more closely.
This item is a flange and skin barrier, and its purpose is to both protect the skin from the stoma output and connect the ostomy pouch to the skin. We call this item a “two-piece” item because the second piece is the ostomy pouch. So when you order item number 14603, you actually be receiving one item that you would apply to your skin and to which you then attach the pouch.
This “floating flange” has a patented locking system that audibly clicks into place. Knowing your pouch and your flange are firmly connected will give you the feeling of security. And the skin barrier protects your skin from irritating discharge. If using the correct size of skin barrier, you’ll find that your skin will be healthier and that you can extend the wear time of your system.
Let’s go back to that “floating flange.” This type of flange eliminates pressure on tender, post-operative abdomens, so it’s perfect for the weeks after surgery. But some ostomates find it so comfortable that it becomes their flange of choice! Also important to keep in mind: this item comes with a tape boarder, and is cut-to-fit.
Lastly, let’s look at the reviews that this product has receiving on TotalHomeCareSupplies.com. Customers have stated, “I love these flanges – this inside portion is protected by what appears to be plastic covering over the barrier. The ease of use and the outer sticky tape helps hold the flange and barrier are in place. Rarely does it become un-sticky even in the shower. I would recommend them and I’ve tried many types.” And, “This holds good and is fairly long lasting–non irritating.”