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ConvaTec Introduces Enhanced Flexi-Seal® SIGNAL® FMS
Date:6/12/2012

SKILLMAN, N.J., June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ConvaTec, a world-leading developer and marketer of innovative medical technologies for community and hospital care, announced today the launch of enhanced Flexi-Seal® SIGNAL® Fecal Management System (FMS). 

Already available in Canada and now in the U.S., Flexi-Seal® SIGNAL® FMS has been enhanced with nurse-inspired features to respond to clinicians' needs.

In addition to the original innovative design and SIGNAL™ indicator, Flexi-Seal® SIGNAL® FMS enhancements include:

  • A sampling port designed for safe and easy stool collection and to help decrease risk of exposure to infectious stool
  • A simple medication delivery process to allow prescribed medication rectally via the irrigation port, without complicating the use of the device
  • An extended catheter that adapts to a range of bed sizes and accommodates a variety of patient heights and weights

About the Flexi-Seal® FMS family of fecal management systems

Flexi-Seal® FMS is used by more nurses and hospitals than any other fecal management system in the world.(1)

Flexi-Seal® FMS is indicated for patients with little or no bowel control and liquid or semi-liquid stool, and can be used for up to 29 consecutive days. This temporary containment device for patients with acute fecal incontinence was designed to safely and effectively divert fecal matter, protect patients' wounds from fecal contamination, and reduce the risk of skin breakdown and spread of infection. 

Other key features of Flexi-Seal® SIGNAL® FMS include:

  • Unique SIGNAL™ indicator that pops to assist clinicians in determining when the device's retention balloon is filled to an appropriate volume -- providing confidence that the product is filled for it
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