Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Adapt Barrier Extenders Increase Ostomy Pouch Wear Time!

79402 Adapt Barrier Extenders from Hollister

This product has been on our radar a long time, a year give or take.  We're excited that it is finally here and ready for use! 

While we'd like to announce the Adapt Barrier Extenders are an original product, they are not. Similar products are already on the market by Coloplast, Securi-T USA, Nu-Hope and ConvaTec.
The general idea of using this product is to increase the surface area for adhesion to the skin, decrease the chance of the skin barrier edge rolling up, and the hydrocolloid material will absorb an leakage from the stoma.

Product Details:

  • Reference# 79402
  • 30 strips per box
  • Measures approximately 5 inches in length and 1 inch wide
  • Intended use is three strips per skin barrier wear so as to go all the way around the barrier

79402 Adapt Barrier Extenders for Ostomy Appliances 

Friday, December 30, 2016

How To Use Securi-T® Hydrocolloid Skin Barrier Strips 7200344

Use Securi-T Hydrocolloid Skin Barrier Strips Under Your Appliance

  1. Place Securi-T hydrocolloid strips directly on the skin.
  2. Use fingertips to smooth onto the skin so the strip and skin come together.
  3. Apply your ostomy appliance.

Use Securi-T Hydrocolloid Skin Barrier Strips On Top of 1-piece or 2-piece appliance and picture frame for added security

  • Use 1-3 strips to picture frame around the edges of the appliance.

How To Remove Securi-T Hydrocolloid Skin Barrier Strips

  1. Gently stretch to the side rather than pulling upwards.
  2. Remove with the appliance.

Questions can be referred to Securi-T direclty 1-877-726-4400.

Something New for 2017!

The Wound Ostomy Continence Nurses society has announced that they have partnered with Hollister, manufacturer of various ostomy appliances and accessories, to develop a tool to measure peristomal skin health.

Peristomal skin is the skin around your stoma and it can influence greatly how long your appliance wear time is as well as what extra accessories you use.  It is so important to keep the skin around your stoma in as good condition as possible.  One of the most common problems ostomates experience is stomal output contacting the skin from a leak in the barrier.  Probably the first thing you should do for this is to contact your WOC nurse to assess the fit of your appliance.

This new electronic guide to assess peristomal skin health will function across mobile devices and allow your nurse to make a quick assessment of your skin using only 4 questions!  

No more information on this now, but we will keep you posted as it becomes available.

Most ostomates use "stoma powder" or "stoma paste" to help reduce the incidence of leaks with their appliance.  Check out these popular ones!

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Parthenon Company A Symbol of Trust and Vitality To the Ostomy Community

Reliability, customer service, pricing, and product knowledge.

These are just a few answers that our customers tell us when we ask them why they buy there ostomy supplies and wound dressings at the Parthenon Company. According to them our most appealing characteristic is that we provide a more personalized experience with great savings making us vital to the ostomy supply industry.

For over 50 years, the Parthenon Company has served its customers buy getting them their products in a timely manner no matter what. We continue that practice today with an extensive network of carriers and suppliers that we can utilize to give you the highest level of service.  

Through this great set of suppliers and the large volume that we purchase, we are able to pass some fantastic prices on to our customers. This saves our customers a lot of money on ostomy supplies and wound supplies.

Sometimes a customer may not know what product will work best for their situation.  This happens more often than you might think.  We are lucky enough to have a dedicated staff that really cares about providing honest and quality information to our customers.  If we don't know the answer to a question we will do everything possible to find out the answer to get you pointed in the right direction.  Sometimes it's a challenge to find out whether an ostomy appliance or certain paper tape will be discontinued, so we try to stay on top of the industry buzz so you know what's available before a back order happens.  

Finally, we are family owned and operated and this means that the owners are here everyday.  We actually answer the telephones and take orders as well.  In our opinion, Parthenon plays a vital role supplying ostomy and wound products.  We are excited as we close the year on 2016 and look to opportunities in 2017.  It's our hope that we get to meet more of our customers and WOCNs at the upcoming conferences and thank you for your support.

Monday, May 16, 2016

New! ConvaTec Eakin Cohesive StomaWrap Ostomy Seal

    ConvaTec Eakin Cohesive StomaWrap Ostomy Seal 

    Here to help improve fit for all large and oval shaped stomas!
    Is dexterity an issue? No problem! The Cohesive StomaWrap does not require any tearing and minimal molding. Just peal paper off and wrap around the stoma being sure to cover all adjacent skin. Overlap any extra material and smooth the edges. It will absorb leaks and moisture and extend your ostomy appliance wear time!
    Try the ConvaTec 839006 StomaWrap today!

    Wednesday, May 4, 2016

    5 Tips You Need To Know About Eakin Cohesive Seals For Ostomy Appliances

    Tip #1 Use What Corresponds to Your Ostomy Type

    Do you have a urostomy? If so, the 839001 large rings are recommended for you.  Do you have an ileostomy? It's likely that the 839002 small Eakin Cohesive rings will best suit your needs.  If you have a colostomy and wear a one-piece pouch, the 839005 slim rings will be a great option.

    Tip #2 Do You Have Limited Dexterity?

    If it's difficult to do fine motor skills with your hands, then the 839006 StomaWrap will be easiest to use.  Just take the paper off and wrap it around the stoma and overlapping any excess material.

    Tip #3 Is Your Stoma Large or Oval Shaped?

    If your stoma is really large or oval shaped making it hard to fit with the traditional Eakin stoma rings, then the StomaWrap 839006 will be the best product to use.

    Tip #4 Ways To Save Money

    You can save often by buying in bulk as retailers may give "bulk" discounts. Also, watch for sales.  As mentioned earlier there are similar products made by HollisterColoplastNu-Hope and more that could be less in price and may even be the better choice for you.  It's important for you to sample these and make your own decision.

    Tip 5 Don't Waste Excess

    Let's be frank, Eakin rings are not cheap. Many people hesitate to buy them because they are so costly. An easy way to get the most bang for your buck when using Eakin Cohesive Seals is to use half of the ring. Take one half and stretch it and mold it to fit the desired area of skin (not everyone has this luxury and must use an entire ring each time). If you can make this work, you have just cut your cost of these rings in half!

    Important Tips For Eakin Cohesive Seals

    It is safe to say that every ostomate has heard of Eakin cohesive seals at some point.  They may or may not use them or maybe an analogous product from another manufacturer. Versions of Eakin Cohesive Seals are offered by Coloplast, Hollister, Nu-Hope, Marlen, Cymed and more!

    Eakin accessories are a widely used and trusted ostomy accessory around the United States. We have some important points that can help you decide which Eakin ostomy accessory is best for you.

    Four Types of Eakin Ostomy Accessories

    Did you know there are four different kinds of eakin ostomy accessories?  They have designed them to be different diameters and thicknesses to best fit your individual needs. 

    1. 839001 Large Eakin Cohesive Seals 4" - Large cohesive seals for urostomates to cover a large area of peristomal skin and can be used with deep convexity fitting situations.
    2. 839002 Small Eakin Cohesive Seals 2" - Designed for those with high fluid content and to resolve leakage problems.  This can also provide "soft" convexity.
    3. 839005 Slim Eakin Cohesive Seals 2" - Like the 839002 but not as thick. Designed for those who change their pouch often and have convex ostomy pouches. Use these with Pre-cut ostomy appliances to get an exact fit.
    4. 839006 Eakin Cohesive StomaWrap - Designed for ostomates with large or oval shaped stomas as well as those individuals with limited dexterity. This design also facilitates a quick pouching routine.

    eakin seals and stomawrap
    Eakin Ostomy Accessories

    Tuesday, April 26, 2016

    Parthenon Medical Supplies - Your Complete Source for Ostomy and Wound Medical Supplies

    Medical Supplies with Personalized Service

    Parthenon medical supplies specializes in ostomy supplies and wound dressings.  We've done this for over fifty years and have it down to a science! The staff at Parthenon knows what medical supplies are out there and how to get the items you want and need -- at the lowest price!  Moreover, we know how important prompt and polite service is and that's why you get nothing less when you shop online at Parthenon for medical supplies.

    New Ostomy Products for 2016

    Parthenon produces the largest catalog of ostomy and wound medical supplies nationwide. Some new items for this year include Hollister's ceramide infused skin barriers and their Premier Soft Convex ostomy pouch system.  Also, Nu-Hope Laboratories has their Nu-Comfort ostomy belts designed to provide extra peristomal support without moving to a super wide belt (it's twice the width of standard belts).  There are other items coming this year, so visit us often.  Below is a great review from a Facebook friend/customer!  Go ahead and leave us a review too!