Isolator Strip 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.

Isolator Strip cross section


Cut to length.  Bulb seal should be placed down.

Make hole in dressing


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



If used with dressing, seat device flanges on top and bottom. Place hydrocolloid strip between overlap.

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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.

Technique Tips

When using the Isolator Strip to form a ring, apply generous segments of an ostomy barrier ring between the overlapping ends.

Strip Overlap


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

When using the Isolator Strip to form a linear barrier, apply segments of an ostomy barrier ring along the bulb seal on the base of the device and generously along the ends.


Ostomy stoma paste can also be applied along the Isolator Strip base and along the ends to help obtain a secure seal.

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

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