Introducing Simply Better Sense In Fecal Management
Help reduce complications and cut costs
By including Flexi-SealTM FMS as part of your patient care protocol, you can help reduce the costly complications caused by exposure to fecal waste. In fact, the often non-reimbursable cost of complications, such as pressure ulcers and nosocomial infections, can be considerably higher than the increased cost of consumables.1,2
FLEXI-SEALTM FMS – the most widely used fecal management system3
- Designed to reduce the risk of skin breakdown and spread of infection.
- Better management of fecal incontinence can enhance patient comfort and dignity.*4
- Designed to manage unpleasant odor.
- Designed to reduce the risk of skin breakdown and development of pressure ulcers.5
- Designed to effectively contain fecal waste which may contain C. difficile and other potentially pathogenic bacteria.
- Easy to insert and remove (see package insert for full instructions for use)
For ICU managers
- Designed to help reduce the risk of skin breakdown and spread of infection that can lead to extended length of stay and increased treatment costs.1,2,6
- Better management of fecal incontinence may help reduce mortality and morbidity. *4
- Flexi-Seal™ FMS may save labor and material resources.7
*Compared to traditional fecal incontinence management
- O’Brien JA, Lahue BJ, Caro JJ, Davidson DM. The emerging infectious challenge of Clostridium difficile-associated disease in Massachusetts hospitals: clinical and economic consequences. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2007:28(11):1219-1227.
- Zhan C, Miller MR. Excess length of stay, charges and mortality attributable to medical injuries during hospitalization. JAMA. 2003;290(14):1868-1874.
- HPIS. Q2 2011 data. Moving Annual Total (MAT) Fecal Control Category. Data on file, ConvaTec.
- HCAI Technology Innovation Programme Showcase Hospitals report number 5. The Flexi-Seal® Fecal Management System. http://hcai.dh.gov.uk/files/2011/03/Evaluation_Report_Flexi_seal_faecal_management_system_HCAI_technologies_Dec09.pdf. Date accessed November 2011.
- Keller BP, Wille J, van Ramshorst B, van der Werken C. Pressure ulcers in intensive care patients: a review of risks and prevention. Intensive Care Med. 2002;28(10):1379-1388.
- Kyne L, Hamel MB, Polavaram R, Kelly CP. Health care costs and mortality associated with nosocomial diarrhea due to Clostridium difficile. CID, 2002;34:346-53.
- Popovich-Durnal A, Kommala D, Chen, Y. Budget Impact of Adopting a Fecal Management System in a Hospital Intensive Care Unit: A Single Center Experience. Poster presented at the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care Fall, Washington DC, September 2009.