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Guide to Choosing Adhesive Base Plates

Guide to Choosing Adhesive Base Plates

All LARYVOX® Base Plates are designed to carry an HME (Heat and Moisture Exchanger) filter cassette, e.g. the #49800 LARYVOX® HME.

However, the wide array of LARYVOX® Tapes can make it hard to decide upon which one to choose.

Here is a simplified guide on how to choose:

 

LARYVOX® Tapes

 

HYDROSOFT

STANDARD

FLEXIBLE

COMFORT

EXTRA FINE

Recently had surgery or radio therapy?

XXX

 

 

 

 

Sensitive skin?

XXX

X

 

 

 

Using a Voice Prosthesis?

X

X

XXX

XXX

XXX

Speaking Hands Free?

-

-

XX

XXX

XX

Deep/Irregular Stoma?

 

X

X

XX

XXX

Use in shower?

NO

X

X

XX

XXX

 

HYDROSOFT: Are especially suited for use directly post-op, or on sensitive/damaged skin. Does not stick as well as the other adhesives and should not be used in the shower.

STANDARD: Less sticky, but soft and very well suited for those without a voice prosthesis.

FLEXIBLE: Used to be the most commonly used material for most cases, and is especially suitable for the typical user who mostly uses standard HME filter cassettes that are finger-occluded. Can work very well for Hands Free speakers especially in combination with a silicon glue to enhance the seal.

COMFORT: The latest generation of adhesive, that suits those who uses finger occluded HME cassettes as well as Hands Free speakers. More comfortable, longer lasting. Silicon glue might not be necessary.

EXTRA FINE: Unique adhesive properties; extremely flimsy which helps reaching and filling every wrinkle in deep and/or irregular stomas. Water repellant and the longest durability. The extended duration could however wear on the skin – but properly placed on a good skin it might last a week or even longer.

How to get the adhesive to last longer

  1. When removing a Base Plate, use OPTICLEAR® Adhesive Remover (SKU 33500). It contains a glue-dissolving solution. Apply it onto the adhesive, and then work on the skin while lifting up and removing the Base Plate. This solution leaves an oily residue on the skin that has to be cleaned before applying a new Base Plate.
  2. Clean the skin area with OPTIFAHL® Stoma Cleaning Wipes (SKU 33200), or soap & water. Let dry.
  3. Treat the skin area with OPTIGARD® Skin Protection Film (SKU 33600). It can help prevent skin damage from using adhesives. Let dry.
  4. Place the Base Plate in your hands and warm it up.
  5. Apply the Base Plate by ensuring tight seal at the 6 o’clock position of the stoma opening. Then ‘tilt up’ the rest of the Base plate in place.
  6. Ensure a good tight fit by massaging onto the Base Plate, and make sure all wrinkles are stretched and filled out.
  7. Wait 10-15 minutes before speaking, or 30 minutes if you use a Hands Free device.

Talk to your SLP on how to speak without effort – the less effort you use, the longer the Base Plate will last!