Coloplast Creating New and Different Products For the Ostomate
In April of 2012, Coloplast introduced a new product for ostomy patients called "elastic barrier strips." They were crescent (half moon) shaped pieces of material like hydrocolloid that could be stretched and formed but also with a tacky surface to adhere to the skin. EBS or elastic barrier strips were meant to go over the edge of skin barriers to prevent them from rolling up and to catch any leakage. They have worked great! They move with the body and are a great skin friendly alternative to medical tape.
Shortly after introducing the Elastic Barrier Strips #120700, Coloplast came out with two
other shapes in the same material. One was a straight rectangular strip and the other was a "Y" shaped piece. They all serve the same purpose, but are designed for different situations depending on the skin around the stoma.
The EBS Straight #120740 is meant to provide security around the edges of a square barrier, while the Crescent #120700 will best fit edges of a round or oval barrier. The "Y" #120721 can provide extra security and adhesive coverage in areas around the stoma with a bulge or deep fold which normally cause barrier adges to lift at the sides.
We hope this information has helped you learn more about Coloplast's line of Elastic Barrier Strips and perhaps it can help you with your pouching system. Feel free to call customer service at Parthenon anytime M-F 8:30-4:30 MST 1-800-453-8898 for guidance.
|#120721 "Y" shaped EBS