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The Skin Healing Properties of Eakin Wound Pouches

This case study looks at the skin healing properties of eakin Wound Pouches™

Submitted by:  Sheryl Waye, Stomaltherapy Department, Gold, Coast Hospital, QLD, Australia

Patient History

Picture 1: Severely excoriated skin prior to treatment
Picture 1: Severely excoriated skin prior to treatment

  18 year old male with learning difficulties.

  Being cared for in the community by carers.

  Attended ED as appliances would not seal to moist skin due to frequent leakages.

  Patient was admitted to hospital in order to heal severe excoriation.

 

Care Management Plan:

Treatment preparation

Picture 3: Use of Eakin Wound Pouches
Picture 3: Use of Eakin Wound Pouches
Picture 2: Applied calomoseptine cream
Picture 2: Applied calomoseptine cream

  Peristomal skin was cleaned with cool water.

  Applied calomoseptine cream.

  Sprinkled with stomahesive powder.

  Sprayed with 3M Barrier Spray.

  Applied a large Eakin Wound Pouch.

  The patient was sedated initially prior to
the change due to pain from severe excoriation.

  Changed PRN by STN with security assistance.

  Nursing staff were educated on Wound Pouch application for after hours care.

Outcome

Picture 4: Skin improvement after just 3 days
Picture 4: Skin improvement after just 3 days

• 3 days later the patient’s skin had healed sufficiently to allow discharge.

  The carers were educated in the correct application of application.