Sunday, June 26, 2011

Eakin Cohesive Seals -- A New Look!

Eakin Cohesive Seals, 2 inch size, item# 839002, that is distributed by ConvaTec, is one of the best known and widely popular ostomy accessories.  It gained its popularity for its ability to treat problems all ostomates face, leakage and skin irritation.  Leakage can result from a poor fitting ostomy appliance, natural dips or crevices around the stoma.  Any of these can result in leakage of watery stool as it travels from the stoma into the ostomy pouch.  Skin surrounding the stoma can become very irritated with by such leakage. 
From our friends across the Atlantic ocean at TG Eakin Limited have changed the packaging/colors of the Eakin line.
839002 Eakin Cohesive Seals "fairly old package"
839002 Eakin Cohesive Seals "really old package"

New Package / Colors for the Eakin Cohesive Seal Product Line!
The packages above are the ones we are all used to seeing with the one on the left being the oldest of the two and the one in the center bottom is the new packaging.  Following the launch of the new Eakin website, they decided to implement some changes in the package/colors of the Eakin Cohesive Seal.  The company's research indicated that consumers most identify the name rather than colors of the ostomy accessory and as such, they gave more prominence to the Eakin name on the package.  It is important to note that although the look of the package has changed, the product inside is still the same wonderful product we all know and trust.  The company will introduce the new package July 2011 and the following is a schedule of other TG Eakin Ltd product rebrandings:

July 2011: Cohesive®

November 2011: Wound Pouches
January 2012: Cohesive® Paste & Support Belts
March 2012: Eakin accessories
July 2012: Pelican Pouches

We don't know exactly when we will see these changes in the U.S. as they are likely to hit Europe before us. It's always fun to follow the progress of a product that is so popular and helps so many people.  Benefits of the Eakin Cohesive Seal include:
  • Prevents leakage by forming a waterproof barrier around the stoma
  • Prevents or heals sore and irritated skin
  • Completely mouldable to fit any area
  • Quick and simple to use
  • No sting when placed on sore skin
  • Increases pouch weartime
  • Will not lose their stickiness through handling
  • Creates a flat surface in preparation for appliance fitting
  • Protects the skin around a large wound from harmful exudates
  • To establish a seal for Negative Pressure Wound Therapy
99.6% of users agree that Cohesive is an essential part of their stoma care routine - Survey of 2700 stoma care patients, UK (2007) 
90% of nurses graded Cohesive® as either ‘excellent’ or ‘very good’ when compared to other products for the treatment of excoriated skin - Survey of 196 Stoma Care Nurses, UK (2007)

The Eakin Cohesive Seal can be purchased from The Parthenon by calling toll free 1-800-453-8898 or online at .

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