Monday, January 20, 2014

A Guide to Using COLOPLAST Brava Skin Barrier Protective Sheets

Coloplasts BRAVA Skin Barrier Protective Sheets offer another option for shielding the sensitive peristomal skin.  It comes in squares in various dimensions which can be cut into shapes or a stoma hole cut out.  Whatever the user desires.  It is pliable and easily molded by hand.  For additional protection of the skin use a Brava Skin Barrier Protective Sheet before applying the next base plate.  Brava Protective Sheets are used to protect irritated skin from output.  The Brava Protective Sheets provide protection of the peristomal skin, and a ready surface for applying a new appliance.  Make strips or cut a hole for your stoma and apply to the skin around it. The material will absorb moisture/stomal output as well as extend the wear time of the ostomy appliance.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Great Comebacks® 2013 National Winner Walter Brilhart

The 2013 winner for Great Comebacks® was announced in August 2013 at the Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing (WOCN) 45th annual national meeting.  Walter Brilhart of Westminster, Maryland was named the 2013 recipient of the award and his story is inspirational.  It can be read in detail at the Great Comebacks website.  


About Great Comebacks®
Now in its third decade, the Great Comebacks® Program raises awareness of quality of life issues for people with Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, colorectal cancer and other diseases that can lead to ostomy surgery. The mission of Great Comebacks® is to provide information and inspiration to people facing the emotional and physical challenges of living with serious intestinal diseases and ostomy surgery. The program also aims to remove the stigma surrounding ostomy surgery and to educate patients, their families and friends, and the general public that ostomy surgery can be a second chance to fulfill dreams and lead a full and productive life with joy and passion.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Coloplast Brava Alcohol Free Paste 12050

Coloplast has introduce a new stoma paste that is alcohol free and in a 2 ounce tube.  

Also include inside the box is a very useful key that will assist the user in squeezing out the last drop of the Brava ostomy paste even if their dexterity is limited.

Brava Stoma Paste
Coloplast Ostomy Paste 12050
Product Features Include:
*Sting free and low alcohol formula
*A key to assist in emptying the tube!!
*Latex free





Sunday, December 15, 2013

New Website For Devrom (internal deodorant) Tablets

A new website is up for Devrom (internal deodorant).  It is long overdue for this remodel and we hope it will provide an easy and quick shopping experience as well as provide some other useful information relative to flatulence learning.
Devrom is a product used all over the world by people to alleviate smelly flatulence.  In other words, it will deodorize your farts and feces.  It's available as a chewable tablet or capsule.  It's been on the market for over 50 years and has a money back guarantee!  Try it today by going to www.devrom.com or call 1-800-453-8898.

DON'T BLAME THE DOG

Coloplast Introduces a New Brava Ostomy Paste and Phases Out Their Current One

Coloplast has recently phased out their #2651 ostomy paste and introduced a new stoma paste from the Brava ostomy accessory line # 12500.  It is likely the same product just in a different package, but we haven't heard much about it yet.  

You can count on us to keep you posted if it does offer some new and unique benefits to ostomates that isn't already available in ostomy pastes!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Remedy Advanced Skin Care -- How Is It Different?



Remedy Group

Medline's Remedy skin care line is new to the market and is really and excellent product.  While I've only tried the skin repair cream, I'm sure the other items are just as great.  It left my skin feeling smooth without an oily touch for the rest of the day!

Here is what Medline has to say about this skin care line!



How Is Remedy Different?

1. Remedy is the gentle solution for most skin issues. By avoiding the use of harsh soaps and detergents, and only using naturally-derived phospholipids to lift the dirt and oils from the skin, Remedy ensures that the structure and integrity of the already compromised skin is not damaged any further. Moreover, the Remedy line is proven to be non-cytotoxic, non-sensitizing, non-irritating and non-allergenic.
2. Remedy skin protectants contains silicones powerful enough to help prevent excessive transepidermal water loss (e-TEWL), yet unlike petroleum-derived products, will not occlude the skin's natural breathability. In addition to these silicones, Remedy also uses ingredients such as zinc oxide to help protect the skin from moisture, incontinence, perspiration or wound exudate.
3. Remedy nourishes the skin with a unique blend of Olivamine®, natural oils and emollients to moisturize. This step does not require additional effort because every Remedy product delivers nourishment along with its primary application.
For this and many more great products for skin, wounds and ostomies contact Parthenon online or 1-800-453-8898!  Parthenon has served its customers for over 50 years and takes great pride in offering the best in customer service and the lowest prices in the country.





Wednesday, November 27, 2013

How To Use Brava Paste with Ostomy Appliances

Much like Coloplast's Brava Ostomy Strip Paste item# 26555 the new Brava Paste # 12050 also serves to fill in deep folds, scars and any uneven surfaces around the stoma.  It can also act as a caulking agent to protect the peristomal skin from ostomy leakage that can be so very caustic.

Before using the 12050 Brava ostomy paste ensure the skin around the stoma is clean and dry.
1. Apply the Coloplast paste directly from the tube onto the skin OR onto as a ring around the edge of the ostomy barrier (before application.....be sure to not apply to the entire barrier). 
2. If needed, level the paste by smoothing with a moistened finger.
3. After applying the ostomy barrier, gently press down on the barrier, around the stoma.
4. After use, remove any residual paste on the tube with a clean tissue. Recap the tube tightly to prevent contact with moisture.

Removal
The brava paste can be easily removed with lukewarm water and a wash cloth. Some paste residue can be left on the skin when applying the next appliance. It is better to leave a small amount of residue than risk irritating the skin trying to completely remove the residue.

Disposal
Dispose of any unused product iwth regular household trash. Product should not be flushed down the toilet.

Coloplast Paste Ingredients:
aliphatic hydrocarbon mixture, carbohydrate mixture, gelatin, titanium dioxide, silicon dioxide, preservatives.