Ostomy Pouch Disposal Seals and Sanitary Disposal

Carin with SealOver the course of helping to build OstoSolutions, I have had the opportunity to speak with many people about their experiences and concerns living with an ostomy.  One of the most common “quality of life” concerns is pouch disposal. Many ostomates find the odor left by simply disposing of the bag in the trash embarrassing, so much so that some fear traveling or even leaving their homes just to visit friends and relatives. In addition, pouch users, and those in the health profession who work with them, are very concerned about the unsanitary nature of many pouch disposal methods, which can leak, spill and otherwise contaminate hands and changing areas.

Prior to using the Ostomy Pouch Disposal Seal, our customers have tried everything from plastic zipper baggies and aluminum foil to specially purchased discrete disposal bags. However, based on the feedback I’ve heard from them, none of these methods really solved the problems of odor, or of sanitary disposal. This being the case, they were overjoyed when they discovered OstoSolutions Seals, noting that they’ve really granted them peace of mind regarding disposal odor and cleanliness. They’re now enjoying the freedom that goes with that.

Using the Seals is more sanitary than previous disposal methods, such as plastic baggies or black zipper bags. It’s all too easy to spill the contents of a pouch when placing it into a bag or puncturing the bag, as opposed to snapping on a Seal. The seals come in a variety of sizes designed for secure placement on all major manufacturers’ pouches.  As part of an overall infection control plan, which includes taking good care of the stoma and thorough hand washing following a pouch change or drainage, Ostomy Pouch Disposal Seals can help ostomates change and dispose of their pouch in a cleaner manner – all while improving quality of life by removing disposal odor concerns.

If you have any questions about the Seals, please check out the FAQ section on our website at www.ostosolutions.com, or write to OstoSolutions at info@ostosolutions.com. Please “Like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @OstoSolutions to read inspiring stories from Seal users, and to keep up on special offers and promotions.

Ostomy Won’t Stop Me – Inspiring Ostomate Stories

Welcome to the first blog from OstoSolutions, makers of the patent-pending Ostomy Pouch Disposal Seal, the only method on the market today that seals the contents of used ostomy pouches in a 100% odor-proof, highly sanitary manner. The inventor of the Seal, Johnnie Cason, was inspired by his own experience as a person living with an ostomy. He then assembled a team of savvy experts to  launch OstoSolutions, in order to share his discovery with the ostomy community, believing that everyone should have access to a better quality of life, free from the odor concerns that prevent so many from fully pursuing activities that they love.

I’m Dom Paratore, the president of OstoSolutions, and I’m excited about sharing some of the feedback we’ve been receiving from users of our Ostomy Pouch Disposal Seals – and hearing “ostomy won’t stop me” stories of inspiration from our fans!

First up – feedback from two popular bloggers, who are members of the ostomate community – for their full testimonials and others, please check out the “People Are Talking About” section of www.ostosolutions.com:

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“Fortunately, thanks to a new product called OstoSolutions Ostomy Pouch Disposal Seals, my backpack will be smelling a lot fresher…I wandered a short distance from the house, ducked behind a tree, discreetly removed my pouch and popped on a fresh one. Then I snapped [a seal] onto the coupling ring of the full pouch. It was as easy as putting a lid on a food container and completely secure…With the OstoSolutions Seals, I do not have to worry about using odor-proof bags. By covering the opening with an OstoSolutions Seal, no smells can escape With them, used pouch disposal can be fast, discreet and odor-proof.”- Heidi Skiba, Ostomy Outdoors blogger and adventurer (with a permanent ileostomy)

Alyssa Z“I used a seal and stuffed the used bag in my pocket…the seal stayed intact and kept me odor-free until I could stash it in a trash bag…I’ve heard a few people concerned about disposing of closed-end pouches at work or school and they can’t find any discreet way to handle their ostomy. I’m going to refer them to OstoSolutions whenever I can. There is nothing like these seals, and I’m impressed.” – Alyssa Zeldenrust, Love For Mutant Guts blogger, ostomate and active member of the United Ostomy Associations of America (UOAA) and the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA)

We created the Ostomy Pouch Disposal Seal to meet exactly these sorts of challenges – to enable ostomates get back to the active lives they enjoy, free of the pouch disposal odor concerns that make so many ostomates feel trapped in their homes. Tell us your story about how you don’t let your ostomy stop you! Drop me a line at info@ostosolutions.com – I’d love to hear from you, and feature your story in a future post.