Fistula Funnel

Fistula Funnel Instructions

Compress barrier ring to the surface of the body around an enteric fistula, stoma, or drain to seal and protect the skin from effluent.

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Cut to length. Trim to best fit surface of body.

Make hole in dressing


If used with dressing, make hole centered over fistula or stoma.

Fistula funnel seat


If used with dressing, seat device flanges on top and bottom.

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Center fistula or stoma in opening. Compress device.

Cut drape


Cut drape or other coverings from inner ring. Apply ostomy pouch.

  • Disinfect device with skin or wound cleaning solution before use.
  • Do not autoclave.
  • Check device 24 hours after first placement.
  • Change device within 3 days.
  • Single use only.

Video Overview

Click here for a helpful video on how to apply a leakproof ostomy pouch to the Fistula Funnel.

Tailoring the Fistula Funnel to the Desired Size

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Technique Tips

Scribe line

Cut on the scribe line

When sizing, cut along the exterior scribe line to form a skirt.

Skirt marked

Create a Skirt

A skirt will help form a good seal around the fistula, ostomy, or drain and protect the surrounding skin from effluent.

Barrier ring

Use a barrier ring

An ostomy barrier ring applied to the base can be helpful in obtaining a good seal.

Need help?

Complex Wounds and Fistulas takes wound care theory from the textbook level down to practical “Here’s how I do it” application.  Find videos and other tools to help patients with complex wounds and fistulas.

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