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What is a Baseplate

25/11/2022
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A baseplate adheres to your peristomal (around the stoma) skin, helping protect your skin from stoma output, and attaching the pouch to your body.

Basplate include:

  • Standard wear: Best for colostomy.
  • Extended wear: Designed to provide greater protection from stoma output for people living with an ileostomy or urostomy as output can cause skin irritation.

Baseplate openings vary in fashion, including:

  • Cut-to-fit: Can be cut to accommodate your unique stoma size.
  • Pre-cut: Available in a wide variety of sizes to accommodate your stoma, without the need for cutting.
  • Mouldable: By moulding around the stoma, this skin barrier creates a snug fit designed to provide greater leakage protection than traditional baseplates.

Convatec baseplates come in the following varieties:

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One-piece adhesive systems

Two-piece adhesive skin barrier

Two-piece adhesive baseplate

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