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Flexi-Seal(R) Fecal Management System Receives 2008 Critical Care Nurse Advertising Effectiveness Award
Date:7/17/2009

dedicated on-call nurse specialist program. To date, more than 110,000 nurses have been trained on Flexi-Seal((R)) FMS.(3)( )

In October 2008, ConvaTec also introduced Flexi-Seal((R)) FMS Advanced Odor Control, specifically designed to help manage odor* associated with fecal incontinence. While maintaining all of the benefits of the original product, Flexi-Seal((R) )FMS Advanced Odor Control has been shown to successfully eliminate* catheter odor permeation to levels below those that are humanly detectable. Parylene-coated silicone catheters do not effectively manage odor.(4)

* Eliminates perceptible naphthalenic (indole) and sulfide odors radiating from the catheter tube.

In response to the increased focus on pressure ulcer prevention, especially following the inclusion of Stage 3 and 4 pressure ulcers acquired after admission to a healthcare facility on the list of "never events" by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), ConvaTec is also conducting a clinical road show focusing on helping to prevent hospital-acquired pressure ulcers, as well as helping to reduce the risk of spread of infection, throughout 2009.

About Flexi-Seal((R)) FMS

Flexi-Seal((R)) FMS is a temporary containment device indicated for patients with liquid to semi-liquid fecal matter and little or no bowel control, and can be used for up to 29 consecutive days. Unique features of Flexi-Seal((R)) FMS include:

  • A soft, low-pressure balloon designed to aid easy insertion and removal and minimize the chance of tissue necrosis.
  • A closed-end collection bag, designed to help reduce the spread of infection.
  • A unique, patented finger pocket guides easy insertion.
  • An entirely latex-free design.

About ConvaTec

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