How To Empty and Change an Ostomy Bag

Ostomy is a surgically created opening through which stool or urine exit the body. A person may be required to have an ostomy bag. Emptying this bag is a fairly simple process but can also be overwhelming. If the person you’re caring for has an ostomy bag, you may need to empty and change it. You might feel like caring for an ostomy bag is something you’re not able to do or you might be worried about hurting them. In this video, we’ll guide you through the steps to remove the mystery and make you feel more confident helping with ostomy care.