Tuesday, August 14, 2012

What are Eakin Cohesive Seals and How Are They Used?


What are Eakin Cohesive Seals?  The Eakin seal in few words or less is a round disc or donut made of hydrocolloid that is placed/molded to fit around the stoma before putting on your ostomy appliance.  The Eakin Seal is:
    ConvaTec's Eakin Seal for Ostomy Care
  • Moldable
  • Moisture absorbing
  • One size fits all
  • Skin barrier
  • Break and rejoin
  • Use in layers
  • Never dries out
  • No allergies
  • Use on broken skin
There are three sizes depending on the your specific needs.
1.  Cohesive Slims (839005)
                             48mm diameter
                             19mm inner hole
                             3.0mm thickness

2.  Double Thickness (839002)
                             48mm diameter
                             19mm inner hole
                             4.2mm thickness

3.  Double Size (839001)
                             98mm diameter
                             19mm inner hole
                             2.1 thickness

How to use Eakin Cohesive Seals?
Step1: Clean and dry the area around the stoma thoroughly
Step2: Warm the Eakin Seal gently
Step3: Stretch and form the Eakin Seal to your needs. Cohesive seals are completely moldable unlike other hydrocolloids.  Mold the cohesive to fit the shape and size of your stoma.
Step4: Create a “turtleneck” effect pushing the Cohesive up from the base of the abdomen.
Step5: Place ostomy pouch around stoma and hold in position.

Eakin Seals provide soft convexity for flush and retracted stomas.  They can be used with a regular or convex flange to provide a tailored level of convexity to suit your needs.  Also, more than one Cohesive Slim can be used at the same time to provide extra convexity.  This is sometimes the case with large and irregular shaped or complicated stomas.  “Double” Thickness Eakin Seals can be used to offer extended protection. Eakin seals are a popular accessory and an effective tool to improve fit, absorb, and improve stomal skin health.  It and other Ostomy Supplies can be purchased at the Parthenon Company in Salt Lake City, Utah - specializing in ostomy, wound dressings, and other medical supplies.

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