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.

Fistula Funnel cut to length


Cut base off if still attached.

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 insert in dressing


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.

Tailoring the Fistula Funnel to the Desired Size

Note:  If still attached, remove the base of the device and discard.

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2 and 3 cm inside diameters

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1 and 2 cm inside diameters

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1 and 3 cm inside diameters

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3 cm inside diameter skin protector

Technique Tips

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Cut on a Bellows

When sizing, cut along the edge of a bellows to form a skirt.

Fistula Funnel skirt

Create a Skirt

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

interlock and skirt

Stack Fistula Funnels

In situations where a fistula is located in a tunnel or deep crevice, multiple Fistula Funnels can be stacked and combined to create a tall barrier.

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Need help?

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

How to Order

Please contact your local 3M+KCI Sales Representative or 3M+KCI partner.