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eakin dot 2-piece: A carer's perspective

This case study looks at the use of eakin dot 2-piece through a carer's perspective

By Kate Slattery, Nurse Advisor, TG Eakin Ireland
Leaks and skin irritation occurred

Patient history:

  • 80 year old married gentleman
  • Mr. S was diagnosed with bowel cancer in January
  • Anterior Bowel resection and formation of end ileostomy
  • Post operative complications led to delayed recovery and delayed discharge one month after surgery
  • Mr. S is independent with emptying pouch, but requires full assistance from wife with pouch changes
Trial of eakin dot® 2-piece with eakin Cohesive SLIM seal commenced

Problems:

  • Initially Mr. S was using a soft convex without a seal
  • Mr. S and wife were advised to change pouch every 2-3 days but often it was closer to 5 days when pouch was changed
  • Leaks and skin irritation occurred
Mr. S and wife change base plate every 4-5 days and change bag every day

Nurse recommends eakin dot® 2-piece:

  • Trial of eakin dot® 2-piece with eakin Cohesive SLIM® seal commenced
  • Within two weeks skin is almost fully healed
  • No leaks experienced
  • Mr. S and wife change base plate every 4-5 days and change bag every day
eakin dot® 2-piece is working for them and find it very secure, comfortable and easy to use.

Outcome:

  • Once familiar with the ‘CLICK’ system, Mrs S became very comfortable and confident with coupling the bag and baseplate.
  • They are now very happy with how the eakin dot® 2-piece is working for them and find it very secure, comfortable and easy to use.