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ConvaTec Data to be Presented at 2010 Joint Conference of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN) and World Council of Enterostomal Therapists (WCET)

Thursday, June 10, 2010 Medical PDA News J E 4
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SKILLMAN, N.J., June 9 ConvaTec, a world-leading developer and marketer of innovative medical technologies for community and hospital care, announced today that data related to its products and product-related services will be presented at the 2010 Joint Conference of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN) and World Council of Enterostomal Therapists (WCET) from June 12-16, 2010.

Abstracts selected for presentation represent advances in ostomy care and wound therapeutics, as follows:

ConvaTec Moldable Technology(TM)

Moldable Skin Barriers: A New Tool in the Canadian ET Toolbox (Poster # 4331)

Uses for a Moldable Ostomy Skin Barrier: Beyond the Budded Stoma (Poster # 4341)

Pediatric Ostomy Management and Moldable Technology*: Is it the right fit? (Poster # 4613)

Self Care Ostomy Management Teaching in the Home Care Setting (Poster # 4322)

Improving Patient Outcomes by Increasing Consistency of Ostomy Care (Poster # 4567)

Moldable Technology Simplifies Pouching Over Rods (Poster # 4338)

LifeEmbrace

Impacting the Health Literacy of Persons Living With a New Ostomy: An Innovative and Interactive Approach (Poster # 4502)

SACS(TM) Instrument

Content Validation of an Ostomy Algorithm with Peristomal Skin Assessment (SACS) Instrument (Poster # 4314)

Esteem® One-piece

Management of the Bariatric Patient with an Ostomy (Poster # 4568)

Eakin Cohesive® Seals

Use of a Fistula Pouch to Manage Clinically Challenging Drainage Containment Situations (Poster # 4307)

Management of a Complex Abdomen on a Patient with Metastatic Colon Cancer (Poster # 4309)

AQUACEL® Ag and Versiva® XC® dressings

Comprehensive Care for the Anasarca Patient (Poster # 4604)

Versiva® XC® dressing

Evaluation of a Gelling Foam Dressing in Highly Exuding, Painful, Difficult to Manage Wounds (Poster # 4317)

Multiple Use for Gelling Foam Technology (Poster # 4353)

Skin Care

Wipe Out Wounds (WOW) Program (Poster # 4501)

Solutions® Algorithms

Validating Wound Care Algorithms for Use by Registered Nurses: Results of a Cross-Sectional Study (Poster # 4729)

Engenex® Advanced NPWT System

Achieving Optimal Outcomes While Simultaneously Reducing Dressing Changes with Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (Poster # 4518)

Use of an Innovative Non-Woven Polyester Dressing and Low Pressure in Abdominal Wound Complicated by Enterocutaneuous Fistula (Poster # 4358)

In addition to the presentation of selected abstracts, ConvaTec will host two symposia for health care professionals attending the 2010 Joint Conference:

Monday, June 14, 6:30 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. - "Transforming Ostomy Care - Restoring Patients' Colostomy Continence and Quality of Life"

In this symposium, the Vitala(TM) Continence Control Device (CCD), a new pouchless ostomy management system designed to temporarily restore a patient's colostomy continence and quality of life, will be introduced. Clinical evidence will be presented and clinicians' real world experiences with this transformative management system will be discussed.

Monday, June 14, 6:30 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. - "Connecting the Dots": Validating Wound Care Algorithms--From Theory to Clinical Practice"

Faculty will present the results and implications of a study that was conducted to validate the use of Solutions® Wound Care Algorithms with non-expert health professionals. Case presentations will illustrate how the implementation of these algorithms in clinical practice have had a positive impact on healthcare professionals' treatment decisions resulting in better clinical and economic outcomes and improvements in the provision of quality wound care.

About ConvaTec

ConvaTec is a leading developer and marketer of innovative medical technologies that have helped improve the lives of millions of people worldwide. With four key business divisions - Ostomy Care, Wound Therapeutics, Continence and Critical Care, and Infusion Devices - ConvaTec products support health care professionals from the hospital to the community health setting. From its headquarters in Skillman, New Jersey, the company oversees more than 8,000 employees in over 90 countries serving consumers and their health care professionals on six continents. For more information, please visit www.convatec.com.

Esteem, AQUACEL, Versiva XC, and Solutions are registered trademarks of ConvaTec Inc.

ConvaTec Moldable Technology, SACS and Vitala are trademarks of ConvaTec Inc.

All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

© 2010 ConvaTec Inc.

Contacts Punnie Donohue Etanjalie Ayala ConvaTec Weber Shandwick 908-904-2151 212-445-8225 punnie.donohue@convatec.com eayala@webershandwick.com

SOURCE ConvaTec
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