The Aquaflush Stoma Stopper is a thin and flexible silicone device, designed to prevent Stomal Stenosis (closing of the stoma in-between catheterisations) and leakage from the stoma, by forming a comfortable seal in-between insertions of the catheter.
Stoma Stoppers are a useful device for patients using Antegrade Continence Enemas (ACE) where they are required to seal the tract or maintain an open ACE Stoma in between insertions of the enema catheter (usually every 24 to 48 hours).
People that have undergone the Mitrofanoff procedure can also benefit from using the Aquaflush Stoma Stopper, in-between catheterisations .
Our Stoma Stoppers can also be used for any other stoma, of similar size, elsewhere on the body.
Each stopper has a number of preformed cutting points where the user can shorten to the chosen length, ideally with sterile scissors.
Each users prescribing Healthcare Professional, will be able to advise on individuals specific stopper length and how best to perform this procedure.
The stoma site should be cleaned and dried carefully, prior to inserting the Stopper.
The Aquaflush Stoma Stopper should be cut to the required length and if required, lubricated with a water based lubricant for easier insertion.
The Stopper is then inserted gently into the tract in the same way as when performing an ACE or Mitrofanoff catherisation.
Users can use the Aquaflush Stoma Stopper dressing, once the stopper is fully inserted, to secure the stopper for up to 24hrs.
The stopper can be used for up to 30 days, however, dressings are single use only.
Initially, the Stopper dressing is carefully removed and then the Stopper is gently extracted when it is time to perform an ACE washout or Mitrofanoff catheteristation.
Stoma Stoppers can be used for up to 30 days, prior to being replaced, and are reusable only by the patient they are prescribed for.
Stoppers should be cleaned with soap and water after each insertion and allowed to dry before storage in a clean dry place.
If there is any sign of damage to the Stopper, particularly on the join between the Stoppers chamfered disc and the Stopper shaft, do not use and replace with a new Stopper.