Demonstrated High Levels Essay

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ConvaTec Moldable Technology™
Skin Barriers

Case Studies

Proven safety and effectiveness for use with
colostomies, ileostomies and urostomies1

ConvaTec Moldable Technology™ Skin Barriers
and Your Practice
Rationale for Using ConvaTec
Moldable Technology™ Skin Barriers
1. Ease of teaching patients/transitioning to independence
2. Eliminates complications from incorrect flange sizing/preparation
3. Ease of teaching staff how to use product and care for patients
4. Positive change in nursing staff’s attitude due to ease of use/simplicity of application
5. Minimizes need for accessories (such as paste)
6. Works well in the presence of complications (ie, stomal prolapse)

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No scissors are required—just fingers
ƒƒ onvaTec Moldable Technology™ skin barriers allow a
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custom fit around the stoma and therefore help protect
peristomal skin from effluent
ƒƒ Fits a wide variety of stoma shapes and sizes
Clinicians: Jana Hyklová, Hospital in Most, Czech Republic

My stoma cabinet
in the hospital

Case tudy #3:
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Challenges Faced by a New Patient
with a Stoma
Clinical Challenge
ƒƒ 66-year-old male
ƒƒ Surgery was a low anterior resection
ƒƒ Temporary ileostomy
ƒƒ atient was very nervous about having to care for his stoma after surgery
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ƒƒ anted to make a balanced decision on which system
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to choose

Approach
ƒƒ Patient was well informed before the surgery
ƒƒ Choice was made together with the patient
ƒƒ atient chose ConvaTec Moldable Technology™ skin barriers based on ease of
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use and protection against skin irritation

Results
ƒƒ atient started using ConvaTec Moldable Technology™
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Stomahesive® skin barriers immediately post-op
ƒƒ onvaTec Moldable Technology™ Stomahesive®
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skin barrier fits very well around the stoma
ƒƒ Even after several days the skin is still well protected
ƒƒ Patient experienced good skin protection over time

Clinician: Marleen Richards, ET Nurse, Flevo Zienhuis, Almere, Netherlands

Case tudy #4:
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Adapting to Changing Stoma & Effect
on Lifestyle
Clinical Challenge
ƒƒ 15-year-old boy diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in 2005
ƒƒ Had major lifestyle compromise and school absence
ƒƒ In November 2007 required a total colectomy and ileostomy
ƒƒ rialed three two-piece systems and three one-piece systems each resulting
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in a problem
ƒƒ atient had sore skin and leakage due to changing size
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and shape of stoma
ƒƒ Was reluctant to leave house or go to school

Approach

Before

ƒƒ atient tried a ConvaTec Moldable Technology™ skin
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barrier as he was planning to restart school

Results
ƒƒ atient quote…“I love it. It’s positively leakproof and easy
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to use. The best I have tried. Please can I get more?”
ƒƒ atient is back at school, out with friends and has recently
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started a part-time job
ƒƒ He no longer worries about his stoma
ƒƒ He’s getting on with his life for the first time in three years
Clinician: hristeen Smith RGN RSCN, Stoma Care Nurse Specialist
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Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh, Scotland

After

Case tudy #5:
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ost-Op Ileostomy Patient
Clinical Challenge
ƒƒ Patient is very young and likes to try new innovative products
ƒƒ Photo was taken immediately after ileostomy surgery
ƒƒ atient was a good candidate for a ConvaTec Moldable
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Technology™ skin barrier

Flange molding

Application

Results
ƒƒ kin barrier was applied immediately after removal of the bandage
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ƒƒ atient found the molding to be very easy and found the
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hydrocolloid collar to be very comfortable
ƒƒ atient was very satisfied with the ConvaTec Moldable
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Technology™ skin...

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