Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Peristomal Skin Trouble? Try This New Assessment Guide!

Ostomy Help with Peristomal Skin

Ask any person with an ostomy about challenges maintaining the health of skin around their stoma and most will tell you that it requires constant effort. There are the few lucky ones that seem to get a perfect ostomy appliance fit with little leaks and don't have any skin problems. 

The challenge is keeping skin in great health despite the constant application and removal of skin barriers and exposure to urine and stool. In addition, ostomates can experience an inflammation of hair follicles as 
well as fungal growths on the skin around their stoma. 

In an effort to help nurses and ostomates identify and treat the various skin conditions, Hollister provided an educational grant to create a Peristomal Skin Assessment Guide for Consumers.

It is easy to use and helps find the cause of what skin condition you have and provide directions as to how to improve your peristomal skin.
Try it today!

Friday, January 12, 2018

Know The Signs of Vitamin B12 Deficiency For Ostomates

Vitamin B12 deficiency is a real threat to anyone that has had intestinal surgery where all or part of the termainl ileum has been removed.  

Concentrated in animal tissues such as meat, fish, poultry, eggs, dairy, and fortified cereals vitamin B12 is easy to incorporate into your diet. The question is whether it is adequately absorbed.

In a typical "well nourished" individual the body will store about three to five years according to "When the bowel becomes the bladder" from Practical Gastroenterology (Jul 2012).
How can you find out your vitamin B12 status? A simple blood draw can be pretty conclusive. 

How do you know if you're deficient in vitamin B12? Learn 9 signs of vitamin b-12 deficienty from this article in the Ostomy Connection!

Parthenon now has a vitamin B12 dermal patch 

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Ostomy Awareness Day Celebartion 2017

Celebrate those living with ostomies and continent diversions within the United States

Ostomy Awareness Day is today October 7, 2017! This is its seventh year where the United Ostomy Associations of American (UOAA) and the ostomy community celebrating ostomy awareness and increasing national visibility of those with living with ostomies and continent diversions.

Celebrate Ostomy Awareness Day! 

Wear your stoma sticker for Ostomy Awareness Day and share with your ostomy friends
The United Ostomy Associations of American (UOAA) has an entire page with ideas of how to spend this day.
The Parthenon Company is an nationwide distributor of ostomy supplies online and through our ostomy catalog. We chat with people living with ostomies everyday to help them find products to better treat the skin around their stoma with ostomy accessories or introduce them to a different type of skin barrier that may improve things. Each day has its challenges and each day we are thrilled to assist our customers get the ostomy products they need at a discounted price! 

Friday, September 1, 2017

Ostomy Suppliers Present at the United Ostomy Associations of America 6th National Conference

People of all ostomy types were present at the recent United Ostomy Associations of America (UOAA) national conference

Do you have an ileostomy, colostomy, or urostomy?  If yes, we hope you have attended the UOAA national conference before or at least have plans to attend the next one in 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  This is the most complete gathering of ostomates, industry representatives and WOC nurses in the United States.  As an ostomate, it is the perfect place to come to learn, socialize with other ostomates, sample new products, meet representatives from your favorite manufacturer or ostomy supplier and more!
This year was in Irvine, CA and it was an excellent venue with the hotel being very accommodating for all of the events and exhibitors. Not to mention it being minutes from the airport!
Some of the highlights from the conference include:
  • 1st timers orientation for new ostomates
  • opening night social
  • exhibition hall featuring representatives from across the country
  • stoma clinic with wound, ostomy, continence nurses
  • Nu-Hope Labs fun run
  • special session on travel with TSA representatives
  • Sunset/dinner cruise in the bay
  • Get a free Phoenix Magazine copy
The UOAA isn't just a group of old people with ostomy bags! There are people of all ages with all types of ostomies! It's not always easy to get to these meetings, but if one is anywhere nearby you in the future, it is worth the effort. There are many passionate people working hard to put this event together and it's because building a sense of community among ostomates is important.

Parthenon company was very happy to be there and visit with many of the attendees, some of which were customers!  Also, some of the other exhibitors included: Cymed, Hollister, ConvaTec, Coloplast, Nu-Hope, KEM OstoEZ Vent, Stealth Belt, and H20RS to name a few!

We hope to see you in 2019!
Ostomy Suppliers Present at the UOAA 2017

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Friday, May 5, 2017

Parthenon Customer Review for Ostomy Supplies

 Shopping For Ostomy Bags & Skin Barriers From the Parthenon Company Gives "Consistent and Accurate" Orders for over 30 Years!

It's always wonderful to hear that you are doing a great job!
Thanks for being such a great customer!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

You Can Get The Best Ostomy Supplies and Customer Service at Parthenon Company

Customer Service and Ostomy Supplies

Tired of getting supplies mashed into a box with no padding and with

nothing but a recorded message from customer service of you supplier?

Looking for a company that puts customer service first? Check out what Dennis R. just wrote

Parthenon customer service:

"May I make a comment, long overdue, on your consistent quality in filling my 

ostomy supply orders. This is not flattery, but if a company turns out consistently accurate 

shipping of various items, it should not go unnoticed.

I believe I started ordering ostomy supplies from your company in June of 1988. This would 

average about 3 orders per year. Not once in ALL those orders, did I receive a damaged 

package or damaged items. Never received a shortage of any item nor the wrong item. 

Which makes it 30 years of very consistent shipping and handling.

Bravo! Whould that all companies could measure up to this consistent accuracy.

Thank you." Dennis R. (MN)

ostomy supplies and excellent customer service everytime at Parthenon

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Utah Medical Supplies - Ostomy Supplies, Wound Dressings, Continence Products

Utah Medical Supplies Easy To Find If You Know Where To Look

Parthenon Company specializes in wound, ostomy and continence products saves you money and are delivered fast and discreetly.

Finding the right medical supplies in Utah can be a challenge. It isn't something unique to Utah, because it can be hard thing to do no matter where you are.  It's about knowing what medical supplies you need and then doing a little research especially if you’re hunting for medical supplies such as ConvaTec ostomy supplies, Coloplast Brava ostomy accessories, Hollister ostomy accessories, Nu-Hope Labs custom made ostomy belts, fistula wound pouches, Marathon liquid skin protectant, Interdry Ag moisture wicking sheets, or a hydrocolloid wound dressing. The Parthenon Company is knowledgeable on all of these medical products and more.

Utah has one major city with many smaller cities and towns throughout.  Finding medical supplies in these surrounding areas of Utah may be impossible or very challenging.

The Parthenon Company in Utah sells medical supplies, more specifically, ostomy supplies, wound care dressings, skin care, and continence products. Parthenon has a physical location in Salt Lake City, but serves customers all over Utah and throughout the United States.

Ostomy medical supplies in Utah are best purchased directly from a nationwide distributor like Parthenon. They require a special knowledge of the industry. Ostomy products have several large international manufacturers that dominate the market in the United States. Some even go beyond the borders into Europe, Canada, Australia and other markets. The competition is rich and that is what makes it interesting!