Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Three nurse-inspired enhancements from the Flexi-seal® FMS family of fecal management systems that helps clinicians seal their patients' protection
SKILLMAN, NEW JERSEY (June 12, 2012) - 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:
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:
Flexi-Seal® SIGNAL® FMS has been scientifically proven in vitro to contain the spread of C. difficile.2
A prospective, 42-patient clinical study was conducted to evaluate the safety and performance of Flexi-Seal® FMS in subjects with liquid or semi-liquid diarrhea and incontinence. Key findings include:3
ConvaTec is a leading developer and marketer of innovative medical technologies that have helped improve the lives of millions of people worldwide. With four key focus areas - Ostomy Care, Wound Therapeutics, Continence and Critical Care, and Infusion Devices - ConvaTec products support healthcare professionals from the hospital to the community health setting.
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