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“I tried various solutions…I experienced leakage, which was really, really distressing.”

– Sandra[1]

Sound familiar? You’re not alone. In fact, a recent study showed a whopping 92% of individuals worry that their barrier will leak, and 76% of individuals experience some level of leakage[1]. Life with an ostomy isn’t straightforward, but it shouldn’t have to involve frequent leakage, either.

Create a custom solution

This feedback – of real experiences from real people – led Coloplast to create a full range of skin-friendly and sting-free accessories designed to reduce leakage and care for skin:


If your skin is getting damaged by adhesives or stoma output coming in contact with the skin, Brava® Skin Barrier can provide the extra protection you may be looking for. The spray and/or wipes leave a thin, transparent layer of durable liquid barrier on the skin, and don’t affect adhesion of the barrier on top. Unlike some of the skin barrier film or ”prep” products to which you may be accustomed, these sprays and wipes feature an oversized, soft cloth that feels a bit dryer to the touch and doesn’t leave a tacky feel.



The seal around the stoma needs to be resistant to breaking down and dissolving; otherwise there can be risk of leakage. This can damage the skin and require unplanned appliance changes. A Brava® Moldable Ring is your first line of defense to keep leaks at bay – it’s specially formulated to resist breaking down, so it can effectively “caulk” around your stoma to create a tight, long-lasting seal between your barrier, skin and stoma.



Now there is a skin-friendly and elastic tape alternative! Skin-friendly Elastic Barrier Strips are designed to keep your ostomy barrier securely in place while allowing you freedom of movement. Thanks to their elasticity, whether you are stretching for something on the top shelf or bending down to tie your shoe, you can rest assured that your barrier strips will move with you and keep your appliance firmly in place.

Every body is unique – so a customized fit is key. Visit brava.coloplast.us for some guidance on which accessory may be right for you, or mix and match within the Brava range based on your specific needs by ordering here.

1 Coloplast has compensated Sandra to share her SenSura® product experience. Each person’s situation is unique, so your experience may not be the same. Talk to your healthcare provider about whether this product is right for you.

2 Claessens-Spee I, Nilsson C, Steen A. (2014, June). The Ostomy Life Study: A snapshot of how people with a stoma are affected by experiencing leakage and feeling of ‘standing out’. Poster presented at the meeting of WCET, Gothenburg, Sweden. Respondents: 4138




Teleflex is a global supplier of medical devices and disposable medical products. Teleflex, through the Rüsch® brand of products, is a proud pioneer in urology. Through their global operations, they are one of the world’s largest producers of catheters. Rusch urology products enhance customer outcomes by providing products that help people protect themselves against infection and improve their quality of life.  Listed below are three reasons to try Rüsch® Brand Catheters by Teleflex.

1.  Solution for Difficult Catheterization

The Rüsch® Tiemann Intermittent Catheter by Teleflex has been designed to be a helpful solution for difficult catheterization.  Rüsch® Tiemann catheters are flexible with a curved tip and relatively stiffer shaft making catheterization easier. The flexible design is achieved by modeling the tip separately and then joining it to the shaft. Each tip is color coded to indicate a specific french size and the notch on the catheter funnel helps the user maintain the curved catheter tip in the proper up position during catheterization. The catheters are made of siliconized PVC. Designed for single use only.

  • Completely sterile and latex free
  • PVC catheter has two staggered eyes.
  • Color coded solid tips indicate specific size
  • Manufactured with a relatively stiffer shaft to help ease catheterization
  • Notch on the catheter funnel is used to indicate the tip position
  • Overall length of catheter is 40cm of 16 inches
  • Single use

2.  Virtually Friction-Free

The Rüsch® Hydrophilic Intermittent Catheter has a coating that, with the addition of saline, allows virtually friction-free insertion and removal of the catheter without the use of a lubricating gel. Hydrophilic catheters may help reduce the risk of urinary tract infections by reducing trauma to the urethral mucosa.

3.  All Grip with No Slip!

The great thing about a hydrophilic coated catheter is how slippery it is. The worst thing about a hydrophilic catheter is how slippery it is. The catheter can be hard to handle with or without good hand dexterity. That’s where the Rusch FloCath Quick™ Intermittent Catheter comes to the rescue.

The Rüsch® FloCath Quick  Hydrophilic Intermittent Catheter is an “all-in-one” intermittent catheter providing the ultimate convenience. The integrated package contains a FloCath Hydrophilic Catheter with a patented handling sheath and a packet of sterile 0.9% saline. Before opening, break the sterile saline pouch to hydrate the catheter. Sterile saline is much closer to the body’s natural fluids than sterile water, and the extremely lubricious coating allows for a comfortable insertion. The handling sheath provides an easy grip, allowing for touchless insertion. The sheath can also be pushed back and used as an extension to the catheter.

The handling sheath provides All Grip with No Slip!

  • Soft-Eye™ tip for ease of insertion
  • Full range of sizes from 6-16 Fr
  • Available in Standard and Female lengths
  • Color-coded funnel to easily identify size
  • High grade vinyl material (PVC) catheter contains no latex
  • Compact, discrete packaging, complete with integrated saline and thumb grip to ease opening

AllegroMedical.com supports Teleflex/Rusch in its efforts to improve the quality of life of its customers by offering urology products that help people protect themselves against infections.