Faecal Incontinence

Pressure Ulcers – Manage The Cause, Not The Symptom

 

Flexi-SealTM FMS is designed to effectively contain fecal waste and helps protect the patient’s skin from breakdown that can lead to the development of pressure ulcers.

Skin breakdown can occur very quickly after the onset of fecal incontinence that can lead to pressure ulcers. 1,2

  • Hospital-acquired pressure ulcers are associated with an excess cost of $10,845 (per patient).3
  • Hospitalized adults with fecal incontinence are 22 times more likely to have pressure ulcers than patients without fecal incontinence.4
  • Changes to the reimbursement regulations affecting hospital-acquired pressure ulcers have made preventing pressure ulcers a priority for hospitals.5
  • The average pressure ulcer has been shown to extend the length of stay in the hospital and increase associated treatment costs and mortality.3