Practical Skills

A good starting point is to change your ostomy pouching system twice each week. Choose a day and time when you won’t feel rushed, ideally when your stoma is less active. Some people like to incorporate the process into their showering routine. First, assemble your supplies:

  • Sealable plastic bag to dispose of the old pouch
  • Paper towels or wash cloth to clean your skinRomantic Senior Couple Hugging On Beach
  • New pouch and wafer
  • Stoma measuring guide
  • Scissors
  • Any accessories you use